It’s seems like summer comes and goes right before our eyes. We wait all year for this perfect season and then before we know it, it’s coming to an end. The good news is that August is one of the only months that we can find figs in select grocery stores. Just like the precious months of summer, we have to take advantage of the foods that are only around for a short time while we have the chance.
Figs make attractive starters and delicious desserts. Pair them with artisan cheese and nuts or accentuated with honey and add to ice cream desserts.
- 8 figs
- 1 tsp coconut sugar
- 1-2 Tbsp goat cheese (crumbled)
- 1/4 cup pistachios (shelled)
- 1 Tbsp honey
- (Optional) vanilla bean ice cream
- Preheat oven to 375F.
- Wash the figs, cut off the stems, and slice each into 4-5 thin pieces.
- Spread the figs on a cookie sheet and sprinkle evenly with coconut sugar. Bake for 35 minutes.
- While figs are baking, give the shelled pistachios a rough chop and set aside.
- Allow the figs to cool for 5-10 minutes. Toss them with the goat cheese and pistachios. Drizzle with honey.
- Optional: add a scoop or two of vanilla bean ice cream.
Margaret Molteni is a runner who moved to Memphis from Nashville to work as a Recreational Therapist, assisting individuals with disabilities. Outside of work, you can find her training for her next marathon, cooking, blogging, and always eating. For more healthy and delicious recipes or all things running, visit Margaret’s site at youngandrungry.com.