If you are looking for fresh fig recipes, look no further! This one is healthy, easy, and requires zero cooking! Now I can deal with that.
If you’re new to this blog, I live in BEAUtiful Invermere On The Lake, British Columbia. Summer is by far my favorite season. As an outdoor sports enthusiast, I get to play everyday, choosing between trail running, wake surfing, rock climbing, cross-country or downhill mountain biking, golfing, stand-up paddleboarding, swimming, river-floating, or just plain lounging.
Without sounding too sassy, I must admit that my life is most people’s vacation. Invermere is a tourist destination and city dwellers flock to my town all summer long. Having left the Montreal scene almost ten years ago for a population of about 3000, I must say I have zero regrets.
Our summer holidays are usually spent back in Montreal or exploring another region of British Columbia, but this year, we have opted for a staycation. My days will most likely look a lot like this… Wake Up. Work Out. Make Breakfast. Play Outside. Make Lunch. Lounge By Lake. Make Dinner. Hang Out. Go To Bed. Repeat.
It’s day one and I’ve already relaxed right into vacation mode. I don’t have a schedule. I don’t have any plans. I am loving life. I just woke up from a nap on my outdoor couch and decided to quickly share this easy fresh fig recipe with honey, feta, and pepper.
Although I eat primarily dairy and grain free, I like to dabble with dairy on special occasions. I hosted a brown bag wine tasting about three weeks ago. You pick a couple of varieties of wine and buy two or three different bottles ranging in price. I gave everyone a sample of each wine and let them choose their favorite, while they enjoyed a variety of healthy appetizers all made from scratch.
I found fresh figs at our local grocery store and immediately thought of pairing them with the salty taste of feta cheese and a cooled Pinot Noir… The sweet and salty pairing is amazing and my guests all agreed it was one of their favorite appetizers of the evening.
If you can’t find fresh figs, this feta and honey spread also happens to pair wonderfully with strawberries and nectarines. You will likely have leftovers, which you can use to stuff chicken breasts or as a base on homemade thin crust pizza (I use ivory teff gluten free tortillas).
Fresh Figs with Feta, Honey, and Pepper
Ingredients (Makes 12 Figs)
- 1 large tub of feta cheese
- 1/4 to 1/3 cup of local honey to taste
- 20-30 grinds of fresh pepper
- 12 fresh figs (can’t find fresh figs… use fresh strawberries or nectarines)
- a handful of almond slices to garnish (optional)
- Combine the feta, honey, and pepper in a food processor. Blend until smooth and creamy.
- Cut each fig into 4 pieces without cutting all the way through. Don’t stress if you one piece fall off, as the cheese will help you stick it all back together.
- Stuff each fig without about 2 tbsp of feta and honey spread.
- Place figs on serving platter for larger gatherings or individual plates for a dinner party.
Give it a try and let me know what you think!
Next week, I’ll be posting another delicious fig recipe with roasted eggplant, blue cheese, and walnuts… Don’t miss out. Sign up for my newsletter and never miss a recipe!