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5 Fab Fig Recipes You Need To Know About

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It’s that time of year when you should be looking at fig recipes. You’re probably asking why right now so let me share with you some excellent reasons. First off, they’re really healthy, a great source of fibre and full of vitamins and minerals. Dried or fresh, they’re really good for you. Here’s some interesting dietary information about figs from the BBC…

A 100g serving of dried figs provides approximately:

  • 249 calories
  • 3.3g protein
  • 0.9g fat
  • 69g carbohydrate 5.6g fibre

A 100g serving of fresh figs provides approximately:

  • 80 calories
  • 1.3g protein
  • 0.3g fat
  • 20.3g carbohydrate
  • 2.2g fibre

And to quote the same article…

Figs are often recommended to nourish and tone the intestines and act as a natural laxative because of their high fibre content. Many of us consume too much sodium (salt), found in processed foods. High intakes of sodium can lead to deficiencies of potassium and this imbalance between the two minerals can lead to hypertension (high blood pressure). A diet rich in fruit and vegetables – including fresh figs, naturally increases potassium and is therefore encouraged to help lower blood pressure.

All in all, eating figs – fresh or dried – is a really good thing to do. You can eat them on their own as part of a lovely dish. So check out these fab fig recipes which should tempt anyone who’s not tried them before.

Of the all the fig recipes mentioned in this collection, my favorite has to be the one from Janice at Farmersgirl Kitchen. Looks wonderful and really straightforward to make.

Let me know which of these fig recipes is your favourite, leave a comment below with your thoughts.

Fig and blue cheese avocado toast – Chef In Disguise

I decided to combine two of my favorite things. Avocado toast and figs and voila, today’s recipe and post. The whole family loved the toast. It was a heavenly combination of the creamy avocados, crunchy pecans, and the sweet and refreshing figs. The blue cheese provided a beautiful sharp contrast to all the other mild flavors.If you can get your hands on some figs, you really need to try this!

Yogurt Breakfast Bowl With Poached Pears, Figs, Granola and Salted Caramel Sauce – The Worktop

For those reasons, there are two different fruits in this super brunch. The figs in this Yogurt Breakfast Bowl provide natural sweetness, and the crunch from the seeds is a welcome contrast with the smoothness of the yogurt. And not only do the figs complement the flavors and textures in this Yogurt Breakfast Bowl, they are also a great source of fiber, and full of vitamins and minerals, including potassium, calcium, and iron.

Fig, Goat Cheese, & Honey Biscuits – Two Red Bowls

…so it was inevitable that all three would make their way together at some point. I couldn’t think of any better way than in these cloud-like buttermilk biscuits, tender pillows with jam-like bits of dried fig and melted pockets of goat cheese, brushed with golden honey-butter while hot and slathered with more cheese and jam.

Quick And Easy Fig, Honey And Almond Tart – Farmersgirl Kitchen

It’s so simple to combine seasonal fruits with ready rolled puff pastry, honey and almonds to make this tart. Quick and Easy Fig, Honey and Almond Tart works with any kind of fruit not just figs. Apples, peaches, apricots or plums would be delicious and if you have been foraging for blackberries you could combine these with any of the other fruits for a bit of contrast.

Honey Orange Roasted Figs – Nutritious Deliciousness

With the last of the fresh figs hitting the shops soon, it was a good time to snap some up and roast a few. Figs are high in natural sugars which can add a healthier dose of sweetness to a dish. They are high in soluble fibre plus a good source of several essential minerals, including potassium, magnesium, manganese, calcium, iron and copper. Figs also contain a good dose of vitamin C and vitamins B3, B5 and B6 and K. Fresh figs are extremely delicate and perishable, I kept these in the fridge for a couple of days before I roasted them but once roasted they can be stored in the fridge for a few days.

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