Olive Oil Roasted Figs
I’ve been getting a little burnt out of my snack options lately. Crackers and hummus, popcorn, Larabars, peanut butter pretzels, plain fruits and veggies (which were great smack in the middle of summer but the berries and melons are starting to lose flavor)…
I’ve been seeing fresh figs in the grocery store recently and I love to eat them, but can never eat them fast enough before they start to grow mold. I started to think of how else I could enjoy fresh figs, and I decided to roast them. I love roasting every vegetable (except maybe lettuce and cucumbers) so I figured roasting a sugary sweet fruit would caramelize those natural sugars. And it did. And because I love sea salt on anything, I threw that into the mix as well.
20 fresh black figs
Preheat oven to 400. Cut stem top off fig, and slice fig in half length-wise. Drizzle figs with olive oil and sprinkle on sea salt. Roast for 20 minutes, then broil for 2-3 more minutes. Let cool before eating.
Heavens this was good. Who knew it was possible for figs to taste any sweeter? And that sweet + salty combo was a nice change from the Trader Joe’s Chocolate Covered Almonds with Sea Salt that I cannot stop eating but should. So happy to have a new snack in my life.