35 Fig Recipes to Make While this Sweet Fruit Is in Season
Biting into a plump, ripe fresh fig? There’s almost nothing better…which is why we’re putting the fruit in just about every recipe when fig season comes around. Luckily, the savory-sweet beauties actually have two seasons (one in early June and one in early fall), so you can indulge twice as much. From fig pizza to chocolate-covered treats, here are 35 fig recipes to make immediately.
1. Prosciutto and Fig Salad Board
Realizing that salads don’t have to go in bowls was an a-ha moment for us. Spread on a big cutting board, you get way better access to all those pretty (and tasty) toppings.
4. Ginger Fig Tart with Chestnut-Almond Crust
Not only is she beautiful, but she’s also vegan and gluten-free. File this one under “crowd-pleasers.”
5. Roasted Fig, Hazelnut and Brussels Sprouts Salad
Roasting the figs is an easy way to bring out their flavor, and they bring a certain je ne sais quoi to an otherwise simple salad. We think Ina Garten would approve.
6. Fresh Fig, Arugula and Pancetta Pasta
Ooh, we’ve never tried figs in pasta before. We’re adding this to our dinner rotation, stat.
7. Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig and Feta Salad
Introducing the official salad of early fall. You can make it every week until fig season is over; we won’t judge.
8. Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella
A homemade vinaigrette with less than ten ingredients? Check. A shockingly easy four-ingredient salad? Check. Put them together and the result is as good as you think.
9. Bacon, Fig and Ricotta Tartines
Something magical happens when you combine salty bacon with sweet figs. In fact, it’s so magical that you might want to make a double batch.
11. Fresh Fig, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette
What happens when you take all of your late summer produce and toss it in one bowl? This delicious salad is what.
13. Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls
Yep, figs can play the healthy game, too. This nutritious bowl has it all: leafy greens, healthy fats and a homemade dressing that’s *chef’s kiss.*
14. Easy Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and Fig Flatbreads
While you’re soaking up the last of those impromptu alfresco dinners, you should probably make an appetizer. This one takes 20 minutes, making it a no-brainer.
15. Honey Cake with Fresh Figs and Goat Cheese Frosting
Goat cheese frosting? You read that right, and we promise it works. It’s like a creamier, tangier take on cream cheese frosting. Yum.
16. Fig Newton Breakfast Smoothie
FYI, figs are packed with fiber, potassium and antioxidants. So this smoothie might taste like a cookie, but it’s actually really good for you.
17. Chocolate-Covered Figs
They take only ten minutes to make, but they’ll disappear in even less.
18. Black Fig and Tomato Salad
It’s an ode to two of our favorite fruits. If your figs and tomatoes are ripe, it’s bound to be delicious.
19. Fig Tarte Tatin
Apples, schmapples. We’re swapping in sticky-sweet caramelized figs for this one-skillet dessert. Prepare for the oohs and ahhs.
20. Black Fig, Mozzarella and Basil Salad
This is everything a late-summer side dish should be: fresh, flavorful and beyond easy to make. If we close our eyes and take a bite, it’s almost like we’re in Italy.
21. Baked Brie with Figs, Pistachios and Orange
Make sure you pull it out of the oven right as everyone enters the kitchen, so you can see their impressed reactions.
22. Black Rice Bowl with Figs, Radicchio, Pickled Radishes and Pepitas
This bowl is excellent on its own, but you could supplement the figs with apples, pears or even roasted grapes if you wanted.
23. Fig Mojito
The classic recipe for this cocktail is ultra-refreshing, but this fall-fied version is just the twist we’re looking for.
24. Fig and Honey Cheesecake Galette
If you’re lucky enough to come upon a bounty of figs at the farmers market, grab as many as you can and pile them all into this rich dessert.
27. Fresh Fig Margaritas
Make a batch of these refreshing autumnal drinks, then don your coziest sweater and head outside for cocktail hour on the porch.
29. Blue Cheese Stuffed Figs
As if the blue cheese filling wasn’t enticing enough, these cuties are wrapped in salty prosciutto and topped with honey and Marcona almonds.
30. Goat Cheese Stuffed Fig, Melon and Prosciutto Salad
Fruit salads are a dime a dozen. With a homemade honeyed vinaigrette and fresh figs, this one is the exception to that rule.
31. Burrata and Agrodolce Fig Crostini
Agrodolce is an Italian condiment that translates to “sweet and sour,” and it happens to pair beautifully with figs.
32. Honey Roasted Fig and Goat Cheese Ice Pops
The pops are made with a blend of Greek yogurt and goat cheese, so they’re tangy but not overly so.
33. Stuffed Fig Focaccia Bread
With goat cheese and prosciutto, it’s like an entire charcuterie board in a slice of bread. Genius.
34. Chicken Harvest Salad
When we’re not eating hearty, stick-to-your-ribs fall meals, we’ll be noshing on this gorgeous and healthy concoction.
35. Roasted Figs with Ice Cream
Sometimes, simple is best…especially when it involves ice cream (and figs, of course).