When I walked in to Whole Foods yesterday, I was greeted by a beautiful sight: ripe juicy purple figs. And to make my discovery even more perfect, each basket of figs was priced at $2.99, an unbelievable bargain. I’ve seen figs as expensive as one or two dollars a piece.
I love figs plain and raw, love biting into their honey sweet flesh, but I also have a delicious appetizer that I love to make with a basket of fresh figs. I roast them with balsamic vinegar and fresh goat cheese. It’s a dish that comes together in less than ten minutes and the flavors complement each other perfectly. To compromise, I make sure to buy enough to sneak a few raw figs while I’m cooking.
Roast Figs with Balsamic and Goat Cheese
Ingredients: a dozen figs balsamic vinegar fresh goat cheese
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rinse the figs and slice them in half, lengthwise.
- Drizzle a little balsamic vinegar on each fig.
- Smear a dollop of goat cheese on top of each fig.
- Drizzle a little more balsamic over the goat cheese.
- Roast the figs in the oven for 7 minutes. Serve immediately.