I will admit that I used to be a little adverse to figs. They puzzled me and I never knew how to use them. That changed when I started experimenting with figs, not at home, but when I went out to eat. I would try dishes that had figs included and I really, really liked the flavour and texture of these little gems. Figs are one of the highest plant sources of calcium and fibre and contain tons of antioxidants. They have a combustion of flavours and textures; they are sweet, chewy, smooth and a little crunchy – just perfect.
Figs continue to be available through the Fall and this recipe is fantastically delicious and a great way to serve an unconventional fruit. This recipe would be great for a brunch and is super quick to prepare. It looks great, and tastes awesome.
Figs are a very perishable fruit, so purchase them only a day or two in advance. Choose ones that have a rich, deep colour and are tender to the touch, but not mushy. Be a little delicate with them as they can bruise.
- 1 tablespoon honey, plus more for drizzling
- 8 ounces fresh figs, halved
- 2 cups plain low-fat Greek yogurt
- Pinch ground cinnamon
- 1/4 cup chopped pistachios
- Heat honey in a medium skillet over medium heat. Cook figs, cut sides down, until caramelized, about 5 minutes.
- Serve over yogurt with cinnamon and pistachios. Drizzle with honey, if desired.
Yummy, yum, yum!
Recipe credit: whole living