Last Editorial Review: 4/17/2006


Goat Cheese, Fig, and Basil Pizza


  • 4-oz package dried figs, chopped
  • 1 tbsp aged balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 1 large pizza crust or 4 round pita breads
  • 1 cup crumbled soft goat cheese (a 4-oz package will yield 1 cup)
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp pine nuts
  • 1/2-1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Combine the figs, balsamic vinegar, and water in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook 5 minutes, stirring frequently.
  3. Place the figs in a small bowl. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  4. Top the pizza with the goat cheese and figs, and sprinkle with the basil and pine nuts. Drizzle the olive oil over the top. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until the cheese melts.

8 servings

Nutritional Information:
Per serving: 168 calories, 6 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 5 g fat, 2.3 g saturated fat, 7 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 215 mg sodium. Calories from fat: 25%.

SOURCE: Kathleen Zelman, MPH, RD/LD

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