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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. 

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

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!

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

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.

I used an awesome trick to make caramelized onions for these flatbreads – I made the onions 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. I will definitely be using this trick more often, since baking the onions after the microwave still gives them that deep roasted flavor.

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

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!

Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbreads

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Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbread with 2 Ingredient Dough

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. 
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr
Course: Brunch, Lunch
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 flatbreads
Author: Kate

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  • 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 1/2 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.

Notes

To make your own self-rising flour for this recipe: Combine 1 + 1/2  cups all purpose flour, 2 teaspoons baking powder, and 1 teaspoon salt.
If making your own self-rising flour, you can use 1 + 1/2 cups self rising flour and then add up to 1/4 all purpose flour, if needed to get the dough to be not sticky and for rolling - it's OK if the extra bit of flour is not self-rising.

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Caramelized Onion, Fig, and Goat Cheese Flatbread with 2 Ingredient Dough
Amount Per Serving
Calories 233 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g25%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 105mg4%
Potassium 116mg3%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 9g18%
Vitamin A 365IU7%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 57mg6%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* The nutritional information shown here is just an estimate and not meant to be used as dietary/nutritional advice. Please consult a nutritionist for exact nutritional information based on the exact ingredients you use.

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Ann

Sunday 20th of September 2020

The measurements for the flour is confusing. Wonder is 1.5 one and a half cups. And why directions to make just 1.5 cups of self rising flour when the recipe calls for 1.5 plus 1/4 cup?

Kate

Monday 21st of September 2020

Sorry it's confusing, I updated the recipe card to make it more clear ! 1.5 is one and a half, you're correct! It's just that I didn't have the option of writing 1 + 1/2 without it looking like 11/2, which looks even more confusing :) That option is available now, so I updated the recipe ingredients.

And the directions for 1.5 cups of self rising flour are just a ratio / an example to follow, you can figure out the ratio to make 1.5 + 0.25 cups self rising flour, or more if you need to use more. For this recipe, you can make 1.5 cups self rising flour and then add extra all purpose flour if needed, that little bit of extra flour won't make a difference whether it's all purpose or self rising.. you might not even need to add an extra 0.25 cups of flour!

Thanks so much for bringing this to my attention, I hope it's clearer now (but let me know if it's not!!). I'd love to hear how this turns out for you! We make pizza and flatbreads with this dough ALL the time!!

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