True fig lovers will know that the season is fast approaching, and we must say, it’s one of our favorite times of the year.
Most of my Greek friends have a fig tree in their backyard, and would generously load me up all summer long. Fresh, grilled, roasted, or made into a jam — figs are one of the most diverse and delicious summer fruits.
These simply roasted figs can be served as a canape at your next bbq, or added to your cheese board.
The combination of sweet roasted figs, full bodied French cheese, and the touch of acidy and sweetness from the balsamic, is quite unexpected and refreshing. But if you prefer a mellower cheese like brie - that works too. Or (gasp) no cheese at all, and just enjoy the figs solo.
Roasted Figs with Roquefort
3 oz Roquefort cheese (or other blue cheese, or a milder cheese if preferred)
⅛ cup chopped raw nuts (we used pistachios)
Olive oil for drizzle
Balsamic vinegar for drizzle
Cut figs in half and place on a lined baking sheet.
To each half fig add a small piece of cheese and a few pieces of chopped nuts.
Sprinkle with olive oil.
Roast at 350°F for 10 minutes or till cheese is bubbly but not brown
Plate on a serving platter or board, and drizzle with a balsamic vinegar.