The first time I ever had a fig, I thought my whole world had changed. Truthfully, it had! These thick skinned sweet fruits had a candy-like seeded texture on the inside and a taste unmatched by any other fruit. It’s mild in taste, with just enough flavor to compliment some really amazing dishes. Chances are, you just may not know where they best fit on a menu. So here’s some recipes to get you grabbing a small basket of them next time you see them (and grab them quickly, sometimes they can be hard to find!).

1. Fig & Proscuitto Pizza

This was the first way I ever experienced figs in a savory dish. A fig and proscuitto pizza, drizzled with balsamic sauce is a balancing of flavors that made this forever my favorite way to order pizza when available on a menu.

2. Fig Almond No Bake Energy Bites

Incredibly easy to make, these vegan + gluten free energy bites are the perfect thing to combat those unhealthy cravings. In only 15 minutes you can make these at home with only 6 ingredients.

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3. Small Batch Fig Honey Jam

It’s rustic and thick, with honey and vanilla and there’s no pectin or even canning required for this recipe.

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4. Raw Fig, Cherry Lavendar & Honey Cake

This cake is so picturesque it’s almost too pretty to eat. But who are we kidding? We’re totally going in, fork first. Shockingly enough, this recipe is raw, dairy free, gluten free and refined sugar free with vegan alternatives to honey as well!

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5. Beef & Fig Skewers

Gearing up for BBQ season, easy to prepare and serve barbeque dinners are where it’s at! These unique kabobs are made from steak, red onion, figs and a homemade marinade to tie it all together.

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6. Baked Brie With Figs, Walnuts & Pistachios

Baked brie is often paired with fruits and nuts, simply baked and served, it’s a high end appetizer you’re guests will swoon over.

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7. Caramelized Onion, Prosciutto & Fig Quesadilla

A quesadilla filled with fig jam, cheese, caramelized onions and prosciutto. Unreal.

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8. Fresh Fig, Arugula & Goat Cheese Salad

Arugula is an amazing salad base, for it’s peppery taste that balances so well with a vinaigrette and sweet toppings. With fresh figs, goat cheese, blackberries, walnuts and a honey dijon vinaigrette, it’s a perfect pairing for a side of grilled steak, or lovely all on it’s own.

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9. Fig & Honey Snack

With a base of a vanilla butter cake, it’s spread onto a sheet pan and baked with honey, topped with figs, then drizzled with more honey for serving. It’s the perfect small dessert that’s beautiful to serve.

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10. Cinnamon, Chocolate & Fig Rolls

A vegan cinnamon roll recipe that rolls up dark chocolate, cinnamon and sliced figs all into one amazing pull apart breakfast/dessert/anytime food.

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Sarah Nicole

Since successfully losing 100lbs by changing her relationship with food and her body, Sarah has taken her passion for food and balanced it between cucumbers and cupcakes. When she's not bustling her way around a kitchen, you can find her working out or winding down at home with her 3 kids and pug. Follow Sarah's journey on Instagram @TheBirdsPapaya.

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