Figs are some of our favorite summer produce items, but they rarely get the attention they deserve. They have an inherent sweetness, so they can withstand strong flavors like the balsamic vinegar in this recipe. Additionally, figs contain a variety of nutrients, including phosphorus, potassium, manganese, and vitamins A, B1, and B2. People consume more dried figs than fresh figs, but we hope to change your view of fresh figs with this recipe. It is not cleanse-approved, but it is a great post-cleanse recipe. Get your hands on fresh figs while they are in season!
- Prep Time: 10m
- Cook Time: 20m
- Total Time: 30m
- 2 lb purple figs, halved
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 3 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp. raw organic honey
- the juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tsp. alcohol-free vanilla extract
- 1/4 c fresh basil leaves (optional garnish)
- Preheat your oven to 400º F and grease a baking sheet with the coconut oil.
- Rinse and de-stem the figs before you cut them in half lengthwise. Scatter them cut-side down across the baking sheet.
- In a small bowl, whisk the balsamic vinegar, honey, lemon juice, and vanilla extract until smooth.
- Pour this mixture over the figs and then bake in the oven for 20 minutes, or until they are caramelized to your liking.
- Remove the figs from the oven and plate them with the optional basil.