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Learn to Love Figs

While dried figs are available all year round, fresh figs are in season June through September, which means you should start seeing them in the grocery store soon and they should be affordable. Four ounces of fresh figs provides about four grams of fiber. Figs are also a good source for potassium. Most importantly they are a sweet low-calorie food — four ounces is only 84 calories. They make a juicy dessert on a hot night. You can add figs to salads; they pair wonderfully with arugula.

I like to eat them as an appetizer. After washing the figs, I cut off the top stem and slice the fruit in half. I spread the fig halves with a layer of mild, soft goat cheese that I mixed with freshly ground pepper. I sprinkle the plate with freshly chopped chives. This quick finger food is surprisingly tidy and is great to eat while preparing dinner.

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ao00 ao00 8 years
i love just plain figs but figs with feta, a drizzle of really good balsamic and a sprinkle of freshly chopped nuts (i like pecans) is divine
poptart-princess poptart-princess 8 years
just plain 'ol figs. but great with all kinds of cheeses, including cottage cheese at brekkie.
Thermy Thermy 8 years
I can't eat figs since I learnt about the fig wasp life cycle.
EcoGirl EcoGirl 8 years
figs and virgen olive oil ,, is the cure for Sterility
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
I love figs, too. I like them with goat cheese. Delicious.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 8 years
Soniabonya Soniabonya 8 years
I can't stress how much I LOVE figs. I can eat them all day everyday. I love the seed crunch, the softness, the color! They are sooo yummy. I love them so much I planted a fig tree in my parents backyard. I have no idea when it will produce but in the meantime I'm keeping my eyes out for the figs in the market :)
mek123 mek123 8 years
I like just plain figs, yum!! I've been looking for them at the farmer's market, glad it is finally fig season.
fuzzles fuzzles 8 years
Figs and brie for me! :drool:
wren1 wren1 8 years
Figs with cheese are so yummy!
steen steen 8 years
Urban Flats has a wonderful Fig, Prosciutto and Blue Cheese flatbread pizza. I had it for the first time this past weekend and fell in love with it!
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