Figs three ways

Could there be a more perfect fruit than the fig? They are beautiful to look at and contain the perfect combination of textures with soft sweet flesh and the slight crunch of tiny seeds. After recently buying a tray of figs I was inspired to prepare them in a few different ways. Only a few ingredients are needed to make something really tasty, and figs work really well in both sweet and savoury combinations.

 

figs with yoghurt and honey

figs with yoghurt and honey

Natural yoghurt topped with a few figs, crushed hazelnuts and a drizzle of honey. This is a beautifully simple combination to throw together for breakfast or dessert.

 

prosciutto wrapped figs

prosciutto wrapped figs

Figs stuffed with Meredith goats cheese, wrapped in prosciutto and a splash of balsamic vinegar. Make a small cut in the base of the figs and fill with a spoonful of goats cheese, then wrap with a slice of prosciutto. Place on a tray under the grill to allow the prosciutto to crisp up slightly and for the cheese to get warm and soft. Serve straight away with a little balsamic vinegar. An awesome sweet and salty combination.

 

fig, prosciutto and goats cheese salad

fig, prosciutto and goats cheese salad

Fig, prosciutto and goats cheese salad. Build the salad by layering baby spinach leaves, fig halves and prosciutto slices – I like to wind the prosciutto slices into rosette-like shapes. Crumble goats cheese over the top, together with hazelnuts and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
All my original recipes can be found here.
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9 thoughts on “Figs three ways

  1. I can honestly say I don’t think I have ever eaten a fig, unless Fig Newtons count, which I’m guessing they don’t but these recipes look amazing. I might have to track some down.

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