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I wish you could see my excitement over this pizza.
It’s kind of through the roof.
I know that some of you may be like, “figs?? On pizza?? Ewww”. But don’t be like that, I promise, they give the pizza such great flavor. Ok, and you may also be a bit weirded out by the whole dandelion greens in my pesto thing, but really that’s not weird at all, and it’s so amazingly good.
AND I literally just walked outside my door and picked the greens. I mean, that’s awesome.
And speaking of picking things from outside my door, my little garden that my dad has going for me is actually doing pretty well. Granted Dad gives it some tender loving care (he covers it every night with a tarp to trap the heat…cause you know, it freezes here at night…lame). I am pretty hopeful that in a month’s time I will be able to pick a bit more than the wild dandelion greens that actually do grow (like crazy) in my yard. Although, in a month those dandelion greens will be long gone because the goats eat grass like crazy!
In fact, I have never seen anything like it. The goats (whose names are now Layla and Mara…Asher’s choice) eat grass ALL DAY, NONSTOP. I am lucky that when I look out my kitchen windows I get to see what the cuties are up to. Every time I look out it’s always the same though, they’re eating the grass.
The only time I haven’t seen them eating the grass is when it’s raining. They hate the rain, so they hide in their little home.
I guess they’re just doing what goats do, which is actually why we decided to get goats. I mean, I clearly wanted them for their milk, but the real reason we got the goats was so that they could eat our noxious weeds that the county is on our backs about. It was either spray the yard with chemicals or get goats to eat the weeds. I was so not down with the chemicals. I mean, what if the chickens somehow ingested them, or if they seeped into our water table below, we have well water! So goats it was.
Best decision ever. I think the whole family is in love with these little goats. They really are the kindest, sweetest, most chill goats. Not sure if all goats are this way, but I kinda don’t think so. I promise to do a post with loads of photos for you guys sometime this month. I’ll have fun taking photos of them anyway!
But back to my Dandelion Green Pesto, Fresh Fig and Gorgonzola Pizza – whew! Oh yeah, with Prosciutto.
Like I said before, I was beyond pumped that I did not even need to go to the store to make this pesto. I already had the dandelions and basil greens in my yard… and both where completely free. Heck to the yes!! The rest of the ingredients I always keep on hand, so I do expect to be making this pesto a lot this summer. I have been using the leftovers for pasta and toast. So yummy!!
As much as I love the pesto though, the figs are still my favorite part of this pizza. Figs, cheese and Italian meats go incredibly well together, and when combined with a little honey + balsamic and some killer pesto, well, you have the perfect pizza…in my mind anyway.
You should be starting to see figs in your grocery stores now. My local Whole Foods currently has them, so I kind of feel like if I got some, you guys probably should too (trust me, we are the last to get everything!). BUT if you cannot find figs or are just making this at a time when figs are not in season, you can really sub in whatever your favorite fruit is, or just use dried figs. Peaches, nectarines, dates, even cherries would all work.
The pizza is really pretty simple and quick to assemble. The only thing you really have to make is the dough and the pesto. If you’re in a pinch, just use store-bought dough (BUT the homemade is so easy, I swear!). The pesto only takes seconds and like I said, my guess is that you have some dandelion greens in your yard right now! If you live in a place with no grass (I am so sorry, although if it is a beach, I am not), just use arugula, not a big deal.
And that’s kind of it.
OH – but the cheese?!? I am such a fan of stinky blue cheese, so I loaded it on this pizza, with some fontina too, because you can never have enough cheese.
Can you say best Monday meal ever?!?
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I think so!
Delicious! Tonight was the second time I made this pizza and it is so good. I absolutely love figs on pizza which is why this recipes caught my attention in the first place. I used a kale basil pesto I already had and skipped the prosciutto since I’m a vegetarian but otherwise followed the recipe. I topped the pizza with arugula after it came out of the oven since in my opinion, pizza is always better with some fresh arugula. One of my absolute favorite pizzas. Luckily I have some left to have for lunch tomorrow.
I am so glad this turned out so well for you Annika! Thank you so much for trying it! xTieghan
That looks like an amazing pizza! You had me at blue cheese anyway lol, but wow, great combination of ingredients! Bookmarked.:)
The dandelion greens are such a good idea!! Your recipes are always so beautiful!! I do have a random pesto-related question: have you ever tried subbing sunflower seeds or some other kind of seed for the nuts when making pesto? I am curious if you had any input – I have a nasty tree nut allergy so I can’t have walnuts, pine nuts, or anything of that nature, so I was curious if you have ever tried seeds, and how it worked for you?
Yes, I have and I love it! Especially love sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds. Oh and hemp seeds, those are great too! Hope that helps!
These are my fave!!! cannot wait to try this recipe!