Figs are intensely sweet and therefore commonly used in desserts. Figs make a great addition to baked goods and pair especially well with chocolate and nuts.
However, figs also work well in savory dishes, including salads, rice & grain dishes, cheese plates and even pizzas.
Fresh figs are in season in fall, while dried figs are available year round.
Figs are a good source of calcium, phosphorus, potassium, beta-carotene and vitamin C. One medium fig contains approximately 40 calories.
Try these fig recipes:
Spicy Fig Orange Jam
Fig Almond & Banana Smoothie
Cinnamon Walnut Fig Waffles
Banana Bread with Figs & Walnuts
Roasted Fig & Ricotta Crostini
Fig and Feta Salad
Fig & Arugula Salad