I recently was blessed with a TON of fresh figs. Yes, they are delicious to just slice open and eat, but when you have 40+ fresh figs, that can get a little boring. I searched online for recipes and didn’t really find one that blew back my hair.
I did attempt to roast some with goat cheese stuffed inside of them and wrapped in bacon. Yes, it was delicious. Anything with bacon is delicious, right? But it was MESSY. I took this recipe to a summer party and people had to use a fork and a knife to eat it. That wasn’t the vibe I was going for. The flavors were delicious, but something was missing.
I couldn’t stop thinking about what to do with the figs and then it came to me - a FIG DIP. I trusted my palette and kept it Healthy Edge approved. It took less than 10 minutes prep to whip up. I tried it out at a pool party and people LOVED it! I love when people smile when I feed them!
So for all of you blessed with fresh figs, here you go!
What you will need:
- 8-10 fresh figs
- ½ cup goat cheese
- 10-15 Kalamata olives
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- Rice crackers
This is so simple, it ridiculous. Some people don’t know that you can eat the skins of the figs, so this recipe maximizes that fun fact.
- Slice the figs in half, not fulling cutting them in half but stopping at about ½ inch from slicing them in half. Then slice them again to make fourths. This allows them to open up like a flower.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper to keep the clean-up to a minimum and set the oven to 425 degrees. Bake the figs for 12 - 15 minutes. They should be super warm and soft at this point.
- Add warm figs to a food processor with goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and olives. Process until smooth.
- Serve warm or cold. Serve with rice crackers and additional black olives if you desire.
You can definitely add more or less goat cheese, balsamic vinegar and olives. Adding a little salt to taste is also an option, although I think the black olives give it the perfect saltiness. You could also serve this on bread if you don’t have any gluten issues or if you have a gluten-free bread that is tasty. I also think drizzling some additional balsamic vinegar or even honey on the top would be delicious too!
I would love to hear any comments of people who tried this and please share if you made any modifications to make it even more delicious!