Our recipe for Balsamic and Fig Flatbread is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. And it’s so easy to make! Our Lifeway Farmer Cheese, smooth and creamy right from the package, is spread across toasted flatbread and adorned with fresh figs, crisp arugula, sautéed onions, and a variety of spices. The incredible versatility of Farmer Cheese embellishes the rest of the ingredients, pulling everything together for a flawless toast!
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- Balsamic onion:
- 1 red onion
- 2 tsp olive oil
- a pinch of salt and pepper
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 flatbread or Naan
- olive oil for brushing
- 2 cups Farmer Cheese
- 1 cup Mozzarella cheese
- 6-8 fresh figs
- black pepper
- handful of arugula
- In a large skillet over medium/high, saute sliced onions in olive oil for about 3 minutes. Add in salt and continue to cook for 1- minutes. Add in balsamic vinegar, honey, and pepper and cook for 5 more minutes.
- In a bowl, mix together Farmer Cheese, and mozzarella cheese. Spread it over flatbread.
- Layer on sliced figs and the onions. Sprinkle black pepper and cook for 10-12 minutes on 450 degrees.
- Allow time to cool, add arugula, and olive oil and enjoy!