Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Grilled Pizza is the perfect balance of salty and sweet and won’t leave you feeling bloated and stuffed afterwards. This light and fresh pizza is the perfect dinner or appetizer to enjoy al fresco during the last few weeks of summer!
It was such a beautiful weekend here in Colorado and I took full advantage of it by spending as much time as I could outside. I’m well aware that these perfect 80 degree days are numbered and will soon be replace with 50 degree days. I refuse to let the stores deny me of my last few weeks of summer by putting out their pumpkins, fall candles, and yes even Halloween costumes. I’m fighting back by eating all the ice cream and summer produce I can, parading around in my tank tops, shorts and sandals, and grilling anything and everything. There’s no better way to keep summer alive than by lighting up that grill!
When there isn’t chicken or fish on our grill, the next thing you’ll find is pizza. This Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Grilled Pizza has quickly become one of my favorites during the short fresh fig season. I don’t know why some of the best kinds of produce have to have the shortest season. Let’s talk about the amazing flavors happening on this pizza!
There’s no sauce on this pizza, just a little olive oil brushed on top of the grilled crust. While the crust is still hot sprinkle on some parmesan cheese, the good stuff, not that powdered crap in the container. Since there aren’t many ingredients on this pizza you want to use the best quality you can find and afford. Once the parmesan cheese is on add the sliced fresh figs, strips of prosciutto and crumbled goat cheese. Just before serving the pizza toss some arugula in fresh lemon juice, a drizzle of olive oil, kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper. You don’t want to do this in advance or the arugula will wilt.
Once the pizza is topped with the arugula there’s nothing left to do but slice it and bite into one of the most delicious crispy, salty-sweet bites you’ve had all summer! This Fig, Prosciutto and Goat Cheese Grilled Pizza won’t leave you feeling bloated and stuffed afterwards either. It’s light fresh and the perfect dinner or appetizer to enjoy al fresco during the last few weeks of summer!