Honestly I never really ate figs as a kid, but as I grew up (and got smart about what food I ate) figs became a big treat for me. And lucky you the season for figs starts RIGHT NOW. WOO. They have such a unique flavor and taste to them, and you can use them in so many ways that they never get old to me. However, once you buy some figs you’ll know that they can get overripe VERY quickly. Like in the time it takes to to blink or chew or something. So instead of having a bunch of figs go bad, I say you pick one of these 10 killer recipes and make your mouth & tummy very happy. K cool.
It’s sorta like a fig newton (which I loved as a kid), but it’s actually good for you! If you have any dietary restrictions this recipe is for you. It’s super allergen friendly, but will also strike a nostalgic chord in you. It’s basically a health-ified version of those delicious bars. So if you are into Amazing Raw Fig Bars, then head over to Wholehearted Eats.
What even is a raw cheesecake, right?!? Well this bad boy is made out of nuts and figs and other delicious plant-based goodies like that. It’s like taking a cheesecake and adding some nutritional benefit to it! So this way dessert will pack a punch flavor-wise, as well as nutritionally. So I’m into that. Plus, has there ever been a more beautiful dessert? Pretty sure the answer is no. If you wanna check out the Raw Fig Cheesecake recipe, you can find it on Oh! Ladycakes.
This recipe is so simple, and so sexy and so right. There may be no easier (or more perfect) way to eat figs than to slather them with ricotta that has pepper and honey in it. You will not regret taking a look at this recipe, and you ABSOLUTELY will not regret eating it. K that is all. Head to Kale & Caramel for the Stuffed Fig recipe.
This is like pasta, but with zero percent of the “OH I’m WAY TOO FULL” feeling after you eat it. The noodles are literally vegetables. It’s the healthiest way to eat pasta, and is perfect for summer nights. Cause it’s hot, and who wants to eat hot food when it’s REAL hot? Not me. That’s who. So if you’re into being healthy but also eating pasta, this is the recipe. Check it out this fig zucchini pasta recipe on Nutrition Stripped.
If this is a food/flavor combo that has never crossed your mind, then YOU ARE FREAKING WELCOME. Because dessert not only is going to be so good you want to cry, but it is going to be so easy that you might actually shed a tear. Just do it. Just dip your figs in chocolate and nuts. Just do it. Check out the full chocolate dipped fig recipe on Anett Velsberg’s website.
Yes, this is my own recipe. But I’m only sharing it (again) because it’s DELICIOUS. It’s sweet and spicy, and simple. It’s not often that I like roasted veggies on my salad in the summer, but the flavors of this one are so fun that I changed my tune. Plus it’s served with a quick and easy (and healthy) honey mustard dressing. So I call that a win, win, win. Get this summer salad recipe now!
WHAT?!? This is totally not a recipe/flavor combo that would have EVER crossed my mind. But somewhere deep in my soul/in my stomach I understand it. And I need it. It’s not only beautiful beyond recognition, but it’s so mind blowing that I think everyone should try it. Or let’s all have a picnic together and I’ll bring this salad? Okay, well see you there. Until then… here’s the fig & cantaloupe recipe on Brooklyn Supper.
This is the healthiest kind of pizza I’ve ever seen, but nobody in this world can take a look at that and say, “Nah, I’ll pass.” It’s just way too perfect, both in flavor and in nutritional benefit. I love polenta pizzas, and I love eating plants so this really just hits the nail on the head. But my guess is that even people who haven’t tried either of those things would like this one. Give this Fig Polenta Pizza a try, the recipe is on Keepin’ It Kind!
WHY HAVE I NEVER PUT FIGS IN MY SALSA BEFORE? Yeah. I feel like my whole life has changed after this recipe. It’s the fresh salsa of your summertime dreams, and because it’s salsa it’s so easy to make. Just chop some things up and put ’em in a bowl, then grab your chips and eat it all. (Don’t miss that last step, it’s important.) Check out this Avocado Mango Fig Salsa from Fork & Beans!
There are so many good things happening in this loaf. Firstly, it’s gluten-free, which can mean nothing to a lot of you and EVERYTHING to some of you. Either way, it’s gonna taste good – so don’t turn your nose up. The other amazing thing is this flavor combo – chai tea and figs?!? Yes please. Count me in. I’m excited to save this recipe for October when fig season is about to come to an end, but I want to squeeze all that I can out of it. Who wants to join me? I know you do, so head to Beard & Bonnet for this Fig Chai Tea Bread.
Okay, that’s all I got. Remember kids… get figgy with it.