Easy ways to eat fresh figs

easy ways to eat fresh figs

Sweet and luscious, delicate and pretty — fresh figs make an easy, rich pairing with a variety of dishes (hello, cheesecake!). In Ontario, they’re typically available from June to November due to the short growing season, but I’ve been finding black mission figs at grocery stores almost all year round.

Biting into a perfectly ripe and juicy fig feels like a treat. They’re ideal not only with desserts and other fruits (like berries, pears, dates), but also with savoury things like bread, pizza, pasta, salads and nuts.

I dream of having a backyard someday, just so I can grow my own fig tree. If you’re not already fig obsessed, check out these ideas below.

Figs on toast, oatmeal, granola, flatbread and pizza

toast with figs and raspberries

Sliced figs and berries on toast will induce Instagram envy for #breakfastgoals.

  • figs and raspberries
  • rosemary
  • tahini and a drizzle of olive oil

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Figs with smoothies, ice cream and yogurt

smoothie bowl with figs, kiwi and blueberries

Decorate your smoothie bowl with an assortment of fruits, nuts and seeds.

  • the smoothie: spinach, banana, strawberries, cashew milk, flax seeds, maca powder
  • the toppings: figs, blueberries, kiwi, sunflower seeds, cacao nibs
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Figs in salads

green salad with figs, artichokes and olives

This Mediterranean-style spinach salad packs the sweetness of figs with the savouriness of olives and artichokes. Toss with extra virgin olive oil, sunflower seeds and rosemary or basil.

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