You know me. I’m the one who sits beside the fig jam at book club and glares at anyone who helps themselves a little too enthusiastically. Because really, it’s mine.
And hopefully, that fig jam is perched next to some blue cheese (in a perfect scenario, it’s Saint Agur, but I’ll happily eat whatever you’re serving). While the rest of you are discussing the book, I’ll be eating for three.
So you can guess how I reacted when I saw this recipe for blue cheese, fig and arugula mini-pizzas. Yup, it makes a recipe out of things I normally just dip into, and it tosses in my beloved arugula. The beauty of this recipe isn’t that it’s so easy, or that it’s so good: it’s that now I can make it, and call it dinner.
Blue Cheese, Fig and Arugula Mini-Pizzas
(adapted from Canadian Living)
3 Tbsp fig jam
12 mini whole grain pitas
1/2 cup crumbled Saint Agur, or other blue cheese
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme (optional)
1 cup arugula, chopped
1/2 tsp olive oil
1/2 tsp lemon juice
Spread fig jam on each pita; top with blue cheese and thyme. Bake on a baking sheet in a 350 degree oven until the cheese is melted, 4 to 6 minutes. Transfer to serving platter.
Meanwhile, toss together arugula, oil and lemon juice. Arrange over pizzas.