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Fantastic figs

Starter
4 servings
15 min
Very Easy

Ingredients

Number of serving: 4

1)Fig and Mint Salad:

handful of fresh strawberries, sliced

6 fresh figs, sliced

2 tablespoons agave nectar

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 tablespoons fresh mint, chopped


2)Nutty Fig Bites:

20 dried figs

1 cup pecans or peanuts

1/2 cup raisins

1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1/3 cup peanut butter

finely chopped peanuts


3)Fresh Fig and Rose Smoothie:

6 ripe black figs (about 250 g/9 ounces)

2 or 3 large oranges (about 250 ml / 1 cup juice)

2 teaspoons rose water, plus more to taste


4)Marinated Green Bean Salad with Dried Figs, Almonds and Olive Vinaigrette:

1 shallot, white part only, minced

2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

6 tablespoons virgin olive oil

1/4 cup pitted mixed ripe and green olives, chopped fine

2 cups fresh green beans, trimmed, cut crosswise in 1/2-inch length, and blanched

6 dried California figs, diced 1/4-inch

4 tablespoons sliced almonds, toasted

Preparation

  • 1)Fig and Mint Salad:
    Toss together all ingredients in a large bowl until fruits are well coated.
  • 2)Nutty Fig Bites:
    In a food processor, place the figs, pecans, raisins, and cinnamon, and process for 1 minute to combine. Add the peanut butter and pulse a few times to combine. Using your hands, roll the mixture into 1-inch balls, and then roll the balls in the finely chopped peanuts. Store in an airtight container.
  • 3)Fresh Fig and Rose Smoothie:
    Remove the very tip of the fig stems and quarter the figs. Juice the oranges. Combine the quartered figs, orange juice, and rose water in a blender, and whizz until smooth. Taste, and add a little more rose water if desired.
  • 4)Marinated Green Bean Salad with Dried Figs, Almonds and Olive Vinaigrette:
    In large bowl, combine shallot, garlic, vinegar, olive oil and olives; mix well. Add green beans, figs and almonds; toss to coat well. Cover and chill. Divide and serve on lettuce leaves, if desired.





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