16 fresh figs
½ cup Greek-style yogurt, goat cheese or ricotta cheese
1/3 cup chopped walnuts, toasted
1/3 cup honey
Make 4 even lengthwise cuts around each fig. Place four figs on each plate, spoon in about a teaspoon of yogurt or cheese into each cut. Sprinkle with walnuts and drizzle with honey just before serving.
Notes: Use a sharp knife to cut the figs so you don’t squash them!
Selecting figs can be tricky – you want them to be ripe and sweet but not too mushy and definitely not moldy! Fresh figs are highly perishable so be careful when purchasing.
You can use other fruits for this dish such as melons, apples, oranges, peaches, or pears.
This makes a nice appetizer or dessert but can also be placed on top of greens as a salad.
A fig is a type of fruit that grows on a fig tree, which is part of the mulberry family. They can be purchased fresh, usually between the months of June and September, or they can be found dried throughout the year. They are full of potassium, fiber, calcium, and manganese and are low in calories.
Recipe from The Jungle Effect: Healthiest Diets from Around the World--Why They Work and How to Make Them Work for You by Dr. Daphne Miller