There’s nothing quite like a fig. Its earthy, almost nutty flavour turns any meal into a worldly affair. Paired perfectly with sweet or savoury, this delicacy doesn’t stay around for long, so cook with them while they’re sweet and juicy.
Here are six of our favourite ways to cook with figs.
Spinach, Fresh Fig & Prosciutto Rotolo
Team beautiful in season figs with salty proscuitto and blue cheese for a tasty pasta dish with a point of difference.
Caramelised-Onion Pizzettes with Fig and Gorgonzola
Need a quick and simple recipe for tonight’s dinner? This hands-on recipe is tasty and makes enough for 8 small pizzettes, great for when you have company.
Lamb, Gorgonzola and Fig Bruschetta with Sherry Sauce
Figs are still in season so pair a few with lamb and creamy blue cheese for a simple lunch.
Fresh Fig, Raddicchio, Witlof and Pomegranate Salad
Ideal for a light mid-week meal, this salad starter makes the most of end-of-summer witlof, fresh figs and pomegranate.
Warm Duck, Fig and Caramelised Shallot Salad
Rich in fibre and calcium, figs add a delicate sweet flavour to this simple duck salad, which is perfect for entertaining.
Caramalised Fig & Blue-Cheese Tart
This is a great dish to prepare for a group in a flash. The caramelised fig, blue cheese, and balsamic vinegar work beautifully together, while the store-bought pastry eliminates fuss.