Fig Fest: Fig and Arugula Pizza

Fig Fest continues!

As you may have noticed, pizza (along with grilled cheese) is one of my favorite media for experimentation.

Fig fest

This is a continuation of the Fig Fest menu, which included:

fig fest meal

I made this lovely pizza with mozzarella di bufala, which is extra delicious and extra fatty and melty and lovely.  Why?  Felt like spoiling my friends.

894869♫ Music pairing: something with extra fat. ♫

Click to listen: Mos Def – “Ms. Fat Booty”

This track by Mos Def is from 1999’s “Black on Both Sides.”



  • Pizza crust of your choosing
  • Mozzarella di bufala
  • Figs
  • Arugula
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar


  1. Prep your pizza crust.
  2. Slice the figs and distribute fig slices and mozzarella across pizza crust.  Drizzle with olive oil, grind some fresh black pepper over it.Fig pizza 1
  3. Bake until cheese is melted and a little bit bubbly/golden in places, like so:Fig pizza 2
  4. Yes I know my pizza is a funny shape and I don’t care.
  5. Sprinkle pizza with a little balsamic vinegar (reduced or not), or honey if you prefer, and then top with arugula.


Fig fest food

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