This Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios dish is sure to have your taste buds dancing! With the sweet flavor of honey, creamy labneh, and crunchy pistachios combined together in this delectable dish makes it an unexpected delight. It’s wonderful as an appetizer or can be served as part of a main course too.
What is the best way to eat figs?
Figs are a delicious fruit that burst with flavor when they’re just ripe. Some people prefer to eat them just as they are, while others like to prepare them in different ways.
One option is to slice them and add them to salads for some extra sweetness and texture. Another way to enjoy figs is by topping them with a dollop of whipped cream or a scoop of vanilla ice cream. And for a savory twist, try wrapping them in prosciutto or adding them to a charcuterie board.
Whatever your preferred method, there’s no denying that figs are a juicy and flavorful addition to any meal.
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Should I refrigerate figs?
Refrigerating figs can help to extend their shelf life and keep them fresher for longer. Figs are prone to spoiling quickly, which is why it’s important to take care when handling them. Refrigerating figs can help to slow down the ripening process and preserve their delicate texture and flavor.
Can we eat figs without soaking?
Soaking figs can help soften their tough outer skin and make them easier to eat. However, if you prefer the texture of unsoaked figs, they are perfectly safe to eat as is. So go ahead, enjoy a sweet and juicy fig without worrying about soaking it beforehand.
What are the ingredients to make Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios?
This recipe has a prep time of 10 minutes with additional time of 1 to 2 days to strain the labneh, and cook time of 30 to 35 minutes.
If you don’t have time to prepare the labneh for this recipe, you can substitute goat cheese or even cream cheese for a less tangy alternative.
Here are the ingredients you’re going to need for 4 to 6 servings.
- Whole-fat plain yogurt – to add creaminess and balance out the sweetness of the honey-roasted figs.
- Salt – add depth to the overall flavor profile.
- Cheesecloth – for straining excess liquid from the labneh which will give it a thicker consistency.
- Ripe figs – provide natural sweetness and a soft, juicy texture.
- Local honey – adds sweetness and complexity to the recipe.
- Pistachios – add a crunchy texture and also provide some nutty flavor.
How to make Honey-Roasted Figs with Labneh & Pistachios?
It’s time to put this recipe together now that you’ve gathered all of your ingredients.
- To make the labneh, combine the yogurt and salt in a small bowl and stir until they’re blended. Then line a metal strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and position the strainer over a large and deep bowl.
- After that, transfer the yogurt mixture to the lined strainer and cover it. Place in the refrigerator to drain for 1 to 2 days. (If you strain the yogurt longer, the firmer the labneh will become).
- Meanwhile, to prepare the roasted figs, preheat the oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet. Arrange the sliced figs on a baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some honey.
- Then place a baking sheet in a preheated oven and roast for 30 to 35 minutes. Next, remove it from the oven and let it cool for several minutes.
- Finally, top each roasted fig with a spoonful of fresh labneh and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Drizzle with some local honey and serve immediately. Enjoy!
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- 2 c. whole-fat plain yogurt
- ½ t. salt
- 8 large ripe figs, cut in half lengthwise
- 3 T. local honey, divided
- ¼ c. pistachios, chopped
- To make the labneh, combine yogurt and salt in a small bowl and stir until blended. Line a metal strainer with several layers of cheesecloth and position strainer over a large, deep bowl.
- Transfer yogurt mixture to the lined strainer and cover. Place in the refrigerator to drain for 1-2 days. (The longer the yogurt is strained, the firmer the labneh will become).
- To prepare roasted figs, pre-heat oven to 350°F and line a large, rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper or a Silpat® baking sheet. Arrange sliced figs on baking sheet, cut side up, and drizzle with some honey.
- Place baking sheet in pre-heated oven and roast for 30-35 minutes. Remove from oven and let cool for several minutes.
- Top each roasted fig with a spoonful of fresh labneh and a sprinkle of chopped pistachios. Drizzle with some local honey and serve immediately. Enjoy!
Tip: If you don’t have time to prepare the labneh for this recipe, you can substitute goat cheese or even cream cheese for a less tangy alternative.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 172Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 270mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 3gSugar: 28gProtein: 6g
These nutritional calculations might not be accurate. Please speak with a licensed nutritionist to assist you.