Figs Are in Season and Here’s What to Make with Them
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 spring and one in late summer), so you can indulge twice as much. Here, 17 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.
10. Garlic Roasted Chicken Thighs with Caramelized Figs and Onions
Because figs are almost savory, they complement chicken to a tee. Serve this with a fresh green salad for an elegant meal.
11. Fresh Fig, Prosciutto and Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomato Vinaigrette
What happens when you take all your late-summer produce and toss it in one bowl? This delicious salad is what.
12. Salted Honey and Fig Eton Mess
Think of this as a cross between a pavlova and a traditional Eton Mess—you know, the Mary Berry-approved English dessert made with layers of cloud-like meringue and whipped cream. Whatever you do, don’t forget the flaky sea salt finish.
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 dinner parties, you should probably make an appetizer. This one takes 20 minutes—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.