I’ll admit it: I didn’t properly appreciate figs before Kevin and I started dating. This guy loves him some figs, and for good reason! When you get them perfectly ripe, they’re definitely something special.
And so, with the noble fig acting as a main component in this easy-yet-impressive appetizer dish, you know you’re off to a good start.
One of the best things about this recipe is that it’s simple. You just need four ingredients, and the prep time is minimal. I love when dishes are pared down and don’t require too many additions. That way, you can actually taste all the ingredients, which is especially a plus in this case.
- 1 basket of fresh figs
- About 2 ounces goat cheese
- About 1/4 cup pistachios
- Honey for drizzling
- Heat a medium-sized skillet over medium heat on the stove top. Toss in the raw pistachios and give them a shake occasionally to ensure even browning. It should take about 10 minutes to toast the pistachios this way. Set aside to cool.
- While the pistachios are cooling, wash and dry the figs, then slice them in half from top to bottom (rather than across the center) to create mirror-image halves.
- Top each fig half with a dollop of goat cheese.
- Chop the pistachios and top goat cheese with the chopped pieces.
- Drizzle each fig with honey. (If your honey is a little hardened, you can pour a bit into a ramekin dish, microwave for a few seconds, and then use a spoon to top the figs with the melted honey.)
- Serve immediately. (Oh, and don’t plan for them to last long. These go fast!)