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fig and caramelized onion flatread

Fig and Caramelized Onion Flatbread

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 1 hour
  • Total Time: 1 hour 10 mins
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: American


Fig and caramelized onion flatbread is a summer must! Fresh figs combined with caramelized onions is one of the most delicious combos.


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  • 3 medium sweet onions, cut in half and sliced from root to stem into thin slices
  • 4 Tbsp. butter, salted or unsalted
  • 2 store-bought flatbreads, such as naan bread (about 8-inches)
  • 2 Tbsp. crumbled feta cheese, plus more for the top
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh arugula
  • 34 large fresh figs, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Kosher salt


  1. Melt butter over medium-low heat in a large heavy-bottom skillet, such as cast-iron or stainless steel. A 12-inch or a 14-inch skillet works the best.
  2. Add onions to the pan and stir to coat with butter. Cook the onions, stirring every 5-10 minutes. If the onions begin to burn, lower the heat. Around 10 minutes the onions will start to soften and turn translucent. Around 30 minutes the onions will begin to turn light brown in color. Around 50-60 minutes the onions will be dark golden and smell very caramelized. In the last 15 minutes of cooking, season the onions with salt to taste. Remove the onions from the heat and set them aside.
  3. Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  4. Divide the caramelized onions evenly between two flatbreads and sprinkle each flatbread with 1 tablespoon of feta cheese. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until lightly golden crisp. Remove and cool slightly.
  5. Toss the arugula with little olive oil and salt to taste. Top each flatbread with equal amounts of arugula, sliced figs, and more feta cheese. Slice and enjoy!


  • Onions: Few things to keep in mind when cooking the onions. If you use a small pan the onions will take longer to cook. Do not salt the onions too early in the process, otherwise, they will release moisture and take longer to cook. Caramelized onions can be prepared 1-2 days in advance and kept refrigerated until ready to serve. 
  • Serving: Right before serving, I also like to add a light drizzle of honey over the flatbread. It’s optional but it really brings out the sweetness of the figs. 


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 228
  • Sugar: 11.1 g
  • Sodium: 171.9 mg
  • Fat: 10.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 30.2 g
  • Protein: 4.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 18 mg

Keywords: pizza, easy, fresh, summer