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!).
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.
http://www.spachethespatula.com/fig-and-prosciutto-pizza-with-balsamic-drizzle/#_a5y_p=3825791 Photo by: Spache The Spatula
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.
http://www.wellplated.com/fig-almond-no-bake-energy-bites/ Photo by: Well Plated
It’s rustic and thick, with honey and vanilla and there’s no pectin or even canning required for this recipe.
http://flavorthemoments.com/small-batch-fig-honey-jam/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=Feed:+FlavorTheMoments+(Flavor+the+Moments) Photos by: Flavor The Moments
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!
http://ascensionkitchen.com/raw-fig-cherry-lavender-and-honey-cake/ Photo by: Ascension Kitchen
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.
http://www.everylastbite.com/2015/08/11/beef-fig-skewers/ Photo by: Every Last Bite
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.
https://www.themediterraneandish.com/baked-brie-recipe/ Photo by: The Mediterranean Dish
A quesadilla filled with fig jam, cheese, caramelized onions and prosciutto. Unreal.
http://whatshouldimakefor.com/caramelized-onion-prosciutto-and-fig-quesadilla/ Photo by: What Should I Make For…
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.
https://www.flavourandsavour.com/fresh-fig-arugula-salad-with-blackberries/ Photo by: Flavour & Savour
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.
http://www.foodiewithfamily.com/fig-and-honey-snack-cake/ Photo by: Foodie With Family
A vegan cinnamon roll recipe that rolls up dark chocolate, cinnamon and sliced figs all into one amazing pull apart breakfast/dessert/anytime food.
http://baked-theblog.com/vegan-cinnamon-buns-w-chocolate-figs-recipe/ Photo by: Baked, The Blog