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Fig, blue cheese, and arugula flatbread sliced and served on a wooden cutting board.
Fig, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Flatbread
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
 

Looking for an inspired fall appetizer or light dinner? This fig, blue cheese, and arugula flatbread hits the sweet, savory, salty trifecta and is ridiculously easy to make. Creamy blue cheese, fresh juicy figs, and peppery arugula are nestled on a round of naan and drizzled with honey balsamic vinaigrette. 

Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fig flatbread, flatbread pizza
Servings: 4 Servings
Calories: 412 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 rounds of flatbread (I use naan)
  • 4 oz blue cheese, crumbled
  • 6 oz fresh figs, cut into 1/4 inch slices (about 6 figs)
  • 1 Tbsp chives, minced
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 1 oz baby arugula (about 2 handfuls)
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp honey
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees and line a sheet tray with parchment paper.

  2. Place the rounds of flatbread on the prepared sheet and divide the blue cheese evenly. Sprinkle the flatbread with the cheese.

  3. Scatter the fig slices and chives over the flatbreads, dividing between the two. Season lightly with salt and pepper.

  4. Bake until the flatbread is golden and toasted around the edges and the cheese is melty, about 10-12 mins. While the flatbread bakes, drizzle the arugula with olive oil and season lightly with salt and pepper. Toss and reserve.

Balsamic Honey Vinaigrette
  1. Whisk the vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper together. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking. Whisk until emulsified. 

  2. When the flatbread is done baking, scatter with the baby arugula and drizzle with dressing. Slice and serve.

Recipe Notes

Flatbread is super versatile and forgiving. Go ahead and make swaps and adjustments based on your preferences.

  • I recommend using naan as the base for your flatbread because I love the size, shape and texture of the bread.
  • You can always make your own flatbread, but using pre-made naan means you can have this dish on the table in 20 mins!
  • I love the pungency of blue cheese paired with the sweetness of figs in this dish, but if you're not a fan of blue cheese, swap it out for your favorite. Creamy, crumbled goat cheese makes a tasty substitution.
  • Can't find fresh figs? You can substitute dried figs but I recommend giving them a rough chop before topping the flatbread as they are chewier than fresh.
  • Fig spread or jam can work in place of fresh figs too. Spread the jam on the flatbread, then top with the blue cheese and chives before baking.
Nutrition Facts
Fig, Blue Cheese, and Arugula Flatbread
Amount Per Serving
Calories 412 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Fat 21g32%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 822mg36%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 43g14%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 14g16%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 2.3mg3%
Calcium 215mg22%
Iron 0.3mg2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.