Pizza With Figs & Garlic Cream Recipe

A creamy, cheeseless pizza.


1 lb pizza dough (gluten-free, if required)

For The Garlic Cream:
6 large cloves garlic, sliced
2 tbsp + 1 1/2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 cup coconut cream (spooned from the top of an unshaken chilled can of coconut milk)

For The Toppings:
1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
Leaves from 4 sprigs fresh rosemary or thyme
12 fresh figs, halved or quartered, depending on size
1 cup walnut halves
Runny honey (optional)


Step 1: Divide pizza dough into four balls and allow to come to room temperature, covered with plastic wrap or a damp kitchen towel.

Step 2: Place racks in upper and lower thirds of oven and preheat oven to 400°F. Liberally dust 2 baking sheets with flour (gluten-free all-purpose, if required).

Step 3: Make the garlic cream. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine garlic, olive oil and salt. Cook, stirring occasionally, until garlic is soft and just turning golden brown at the edges.

Step 4: Stir in coconut cream; simmer until thickened slightly, about 1 minute. Remove from heat and blend with an immersion blender until just combined but still chunky.

Step 5: Liberally dust countertop with flour. Working with one ball of dough at a time, roll (or stretch by hand) into a circle about 10″ across. Place on prepared baking sheet. Top each with one-quarter of the garlic cream, spreading evenly to within 1/2″ of the edge. Top with remaining toppings.

Step 6: Bake, switching baking sheets halfway, for about 15 minutes or until browned on the bottom. Broil each pizza in upper third of oven until crust is browned.

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From Coconut Every Day: Cooking with Nature’s Miracle Superfood by Sasha Seymour. Copyright © Sasha Seymour, 2014. Reprinted by permission of Penguin Canada Books Inc. Photography credit: Kathleen Finlay.