In Season: 9 Best Ways to Enjoy Fig

Aug 28, 2013
Nina L. Palmer

Best ways to cook figsSmall delight of late summer and early fall — In a certain way, the fig is a small culinary treasure. Salads, jam, sides, savory chutneys! Figs bring sweetness and compliment nearly every dish! Figs often make a quick appearance in June, then disappear quickly, and then come back for a real showing from mid to late-August through beginning of October. From aperitif to dessert, figs can be cooked many ways, according to hundreds of recipes in sweet or savory applications. These staple fruits in many Mediterranean countries stand on their own in bold dishes amongst fish or chicken. Which leads to this question: do you prefer sweet or savory recipes when it comes to fresh figs? What’s your pleasure? What’s your favorite fig recipe?

For now, here’s a selection of 9 gratifying recipes as a testament to the versatility of fig:

Sweet fig recipes:

Best recipes with figs

Savory fig recipes:

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