Figs: probably one of the most beautifully luscious fruits ever – and although we can get them dried year long, there is nothing better then biting into a fresh fig- especially while they are in season.  Fig season ends early October. So I wanted to share with you all some of my favorite Fig recipes before the season ends. If you have never tried a fresh fig- I HIGHLY recommend you try one on it’s own THIS WEEK! 

A little history: this biblical fruit is believed to be first cultivated in Egypt and became a staple food in Greece in the 9th century. Figs were such a delicacy there that they created laws forbidding people to export them to other counties. 

Some health benefits: Figs are rich in potassium and fiber and contribute to a heart healthy diet as well as lowering blood pressure. Figs have also been studies to protect against macular degeneration, breast cancer, and have insulin-lowering properties in their leaves. 

My favorite way to enjoy figs, literally just fresh or I cut them up on toast or on a salad like the one below.  They’re super sweet and add the perfect balance with a balsamic salad.  Or a breakfast fav: Figs + Honey + Goat Cheese on toast- droolllllll.

Fig Recipe Round Up

If you know me you know I love my chia pudding and my smoothies.  Below is one of my favorite snacks, it’s calorie and nutrient dense.  I did a green smoothie followed with a little chia pudding  and a fig smoothie.  This fig smoothie consist of fresh figs, frozen blueberries and a 1/2 cup of greek yogurt. 

Fig Recipe Round Up: Fig Smoothie

Check out some of my favorite bloggers FIG recipes here: 

Cooking Light: Toast With The Most

23 Thoughts on “The Last Hurrah: Figgy Goodness

  1. We have a fig tree that is going to be dropping an amazing amount of figs, provided we can stop the monkeys from stealing them. Your recipes are most welcome!

  2. Great blog you got here, I just stumbled on it and your articles are so well detailed and fun!
    And this Figgy Goodness sure looks as good as it sounds ☺

  3. Julie, I love figs. Greek food is my 4th favorite. The part about not being allowed to export them is interesting. I feel sorry for anyone who can’t eat greek figs on a regular basis!

  4. We have dried figs and fig jam at home all year round but ironically we’ve never had the actual fruit before! Your post made me want to go and find one haha. Hope they’re still available.

  5. I appreciate anyone can express their LOVE for Figs!! Yummy!

  6. I didn’t realize figs had those health benefits. I do like them but I don’t get to eat them very often.

  7. Wow this is so unbelievably beautiful! Wish I could make my food look this pretty xD

  8. Elizabeth O. on September 22, 2016 at 12:22 am said:

    I love figs and I like that there are so many ways to enjoy them! This smoothie recipe is definitely one that I’d love to try! It’s the perfect breakfast. I love the combination of fig and balsamic too, which is why I also add figs to my salad from time to time.

  9. I’ve never used figs in my smoothies…what a great idea! I only get to eat them rarely but I do enjoy them. Have you tried honeyed figs?

  10. Come to think of it, I don’t think I’ve ever had fig. You made that smoothie look really good through! Thanks for the idea.

  11. The jar contains healthy ingredients for sure, and I like how you arrange the layers. I like to mix the figs in salad, yum, or just bake them and drizzle some honey.

  12. I didn’t know that figs have so much health benefits! Thanks for sharing this amazing post with us!

  13. I have always wondered how to not let everything look so combined . what is the secret?

  14. I have never tried figs and knew so little. Now it’s time to get my research hat on and include them in my meal. Thank You

  15. Figs are awesome and so underrated here, and hard to get. I wish they were more widely available, but I am hoping that this will change when we move to California soon. Great post! Blessings!

  16. FIGS ARE BAE! I am so sad – we used to have a tree in my backyard and always had fresh figs growing throughout the season, but it died one particularly cold winter and now I’m fig-less and forlorn!!

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