These Caramelized Onion Fig and Goat Cheese Flatbreads are made from scratch using the two-ingredient pizza dough, and they are the perfect lunch or appetizer.
Two ingredient dough
The two-ingredient pizza dough is back! I'm such a big fan of this pizza dough because it is so easy to make at home, and it rolls out so much easier than actual pizza dough. You know how pizza dough made with yeast is such a pain to roll out because it keeps shrinking every time you think you rolled it out to the right size? Well this two-ingredient pizza dough doesn't have that problem!
I love using the two ingredient dough in all kinds of recipes - from classic pizzas to not-so-classic pizzas to getting creative with flatbreads. It ALWAYS comes out good. You always get a thin crust and nicely browned edges that are perfectly chewy and a bit crispy.
Howeverrrrr, if you don't have time to make the flatbread from scratch, feel free to use store-bought pizza dough!
Related recipe: Two Ingredient Dough Pesto Pizza
Goat cheese flatbread
This particular flatbread recipe is awesome because it has the best toppings - caramelized onion, juicy sweet figs, and goat cheese. (Doesn't goat cheese make everything feel super fancy?) Oh, and top it all with a balsamic glaze drizzle for that final little something. Mmm mmm. You can't go wrong with that.
Goat cheese is an amazing choice for flatbreads because it adds a little sprinkle of creaminess and saltiness throughout without being overpowering.
Related recipe: Pear and Goat Cheese Grilled Cheese
5-minute caramelized onions
I used an awesome trick to make caramelized onions for these flatbreads - I used thinly sliced red onions and cooked them in the microwave! Don't knock it until you try it. It is much faster and works perfect in a recipe like this where the caramelized onions get baked afterwards.
I cooked the onions with a bit of balsamic vinegar in the microwave while making the dough. This is a great trick to use for recipes such as these, where the onions go into the oven afterwards to get that deep roasted flavor.
Of course, if you have caramelized onions that were made the traditional way, just go ahead and use those!
I think the colors of these Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads are just beautiful - roasting the red onion and figs gives everything a gorgeous purple color, and that makes these flatbreads even more fun to eat. If you make it, I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Looking for other flatbread and pizza recipes?
- Spinach and artichoke flatbread with roasted red peppers - again with the 2 ingredient dough 🙂
- Greek pizza - this one uses an easy 30 minute pizza dough made with yeast
- Naan shrimp pizza- the easiest way to make pizza, maybe ever?
- Grilled naan pizza - pizza on the grill is fantastic
- Cheesy matzo flatbread - an awesome Passover option with similar toppings as this flatbread
- Veggie-loaded brunch flatbread - at the risk of sounding click-baity: you'll never believe what vegetable I put on flatbread, and it tastes FANTASTIC with a runny egg on top!
Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbread with 2 Ingredient Dough
- 1 ½ + ¼ cups self rising flour (see note about making your own!)
- 1 cup plain Greek yogurt low fat, full fat, or fat free - your choice
- 1 large red onion , thinly sliced
- 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1-2 tablespoons cornmeal (optional)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 4-5 fresh figs , thinly sliced into 5-6 slices each
- 4 oz goat cheese
- 8-10 sprigs fresh thyme
- 2-3 tablespoons balsamic glaze
- Preheat oven to 400F. You'll need either a VERY large baking sheet or two large baking sheets. Sprinkle cornmeal all over the baking sheets to prevent the flatbreads from sticking. If not using cornmeal, make sure to oil the baking sheets well.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the thinly sliced red onion and balsamic vinegar. Microwave for 6-8 minutes (or until the onions are softened and resemble caramelized onions), stirring every 2 minutes.
- In a large bowl, combine 1 ½ cups self rising flour and Greek yogurt. Mix with a fork until the mixture is all crumbly, then use your hands to work the dough until it becomes a smooth dough. You might need to add more flour (up to ¼ cups) to make the dough not sticky.
- Cut the dough in half and form 2 balls of dough. On a large cutting board dusted with flour (all purpose *OR* self rising, doesn't matter!), roll each ball of dough into a 7-8 inch freeform flatbread. Transfer the flatbreads onto your baking sheets sprinkled with cornmeal. If you want, fold the edges of the flatbreads into pleats or fold them under to create a thicker crust. You can also leave them as they are - flat.
- Brush each flatbread with olive oil. Top each flatbread with ½ of the onion mixture, pieces of goat cheese, fig slices, and fresh thyme leaves.
- Bake at 400F for 17-20 minutes. Remove from heat and drizzle with balsamic glaze. Top with additional fresh thyme or sage leaves and serve immediately.