When I was a child, I was repulsed by it. I remember road trips where my parents would stop on the side of the road to buy figs from farmers, and I would never, for the life of me, have a bite of this strange fruit. Wouldn’t have it. No way.
But now I love figs. I think it’s one of those fruits that gets appreciated as your palette gets wiser – almost like wine…
Anyway, I found this funky recipe on Pinterest and decided to give it a try. Because one thing I love about figs is their capacity to combine with other ingredients and give a subtil and unique taste. Last year, I shared some fig tartines recipes with you. This time, the recipe calls for goat cheese, prosciutto ham [optional if you are a vegetarian] arugula salad and honey. Oh my. I tried it at home this week, and these mini bites were gone before I could count to ten. But then again, I couldn’t count that fast, because I was busy eating half of them! ;-)
So if this weekend, you come across some good looking figs at your farmers market, here is a nice, easy and quick recipe for you.
Goat cheese stuffed figs recipe:
What you need :
- a pint of fresh figs
- some goat cheese
- 1 slice of prosciutto ham [optional] cut into strips
- a few leaves of arugula salad
- some honey
- Rinse your figs, remove the top and make 2 deep perpendicular cuts into each fig.
- Stuff the fig with goat cheese, and top with some prosciutto ham, arugula salad. Add a bit of honey on top, and voilà!
I told you it was super easy, but seriously, the combination of all these ingredients will make your guests ‘ooh’ and ‘aah’ over this simple but fancy appetizer. Bon appetit, and a bon weekend to you guys! Xo, Si-