Foods by Color: Fig Recipes

It’s time for some major recipe inspiration for fig season! I’m excited to share this delightful round-up of unique and delicious fig recipes. Figs have two seasons; quick season in early summer and a second crop that starts in late summer and goes through fall. Figs are such a beautiful fruit with multiple varieties ranging in color from white to dark purple. They are a delicious snack on their own, and also make a great addition to appetizers, salads, pizzas and desserts.

Health Benefits

Although figs are not necessarily nutritional powerhouses, these sweet fruits do have some health benefits.  Figs are a high fiber food, a high potassium food, and contain calcium.  Fig puree (blending 8 oz of water with 1/4 cup water) can be used as a sweetener or fat substitute in many fig recipes.

Selection & Storage

For use in fig recipes select figs that are dry, clean and smooth with unbroken skin.  Figs should be soft but not mushy.  Store figs in a plastic bag in the coldest part of your refrigerator and use within two days.

Fig Recipes Round-Up

14 Delicious Fig Recipes | Rainbow Delicious .jpg

fig walnut pasta salad
Fig Walnut Pasta Salad from Green Kitchen Stories

arugula fig and blue cheese salad
Arugula, Fig and Blue Cheese Salad from Scaling Back Blog

proscuttio fig panini
Prosciutto Fig Paninis from Shutterbean

fig heirloom tomato buffalo mozzarella

Fig Heirloom Buffalo Caprese from Fork and Flower

roasted fig appetizer
Roasted Fig Tartines from Alexandra Cooks

fresh fig and banana smoothie
Fresh Fig and Banana Smoothie from Free People

gluten free fig bars
Gluten Free Fig Bars from All Day I Dream About Food

salted honey and fig cheesecake
Salted Honey and Fig Cheesecake from A House in the Hills


Yogurt Honey Fig Breakfast Parfait

fig ice cream
Fig Ice Cream from Saveur

rustic fig and ricotta tart
Rustic Fig and Ricotta Tart from Proud Italian Cook

fig and melon salad
Fig and Melon Salad with creamy lemon vinaigrette  from Not Without Salt

fresh fig bacon blue cheese pizza
Fresh Fig, Bacon and Blue Cheese Pizza from How Sweet Eats

Eat more Figs!

 {Sources: 150 Healthiest Foods on Earth by Jonny Bowden Photo Source:Peggy Saas Photography from Etsy}

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  1. this looks so lovely! I recently received a fig tree from my boyfriend – when it gives fruit, i’ll have to try some of these recipes 🙂

  2. I just have to say that this beautiful post reminds me of how far really great food has come to be available to EVERYONE. Thank you so much for this beautiful post with all it”s ideas! Very well done and thoughtful. I don’t know where to start on which to work on first, tho!!!

  3. Oh my gosh, I absolutely adore figs and put them in everything when they are in season. These recipes look amazing. I love the fig and ricotta tart especially. Can’t wait to try it!

  4. Oh my! These all look delicious, but I have to say that pizza is sounding and looking really fantastic right now!

  5. I love love love figs! I just spent 2 weeks in Morocco and they had the most amazing large green juicy figs aaah so good! LOVE all these recipes : )) Pinning

    • That sounds amazing! I haven’t tried green figs yet but my sister said they are the best! Thanks for your kind words and for pinning!

  6. What I love about figs are the they can be used savory or sweet and I am loving all of these recipes.

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