While dried figs are available year round delicate, sweet fresh figs can only be found from late summer through the fall. So now is the time to enjoy this unique fruit! When shopping for figs look for plump but slightly wrinkled figs with a bent stem for better ripeness and flavor. Luscious sweet figs make a great addition to desserts but also pair nicely with savory dishes. Try adding figs to your salad they are especially delicious with aged cheese or cured meats.
We’ve been loving fresh figs on a thick piece of rustic bread smeared with goat cheese and topped with a drizzle of honey and roughly torn basil. However you like to enjoy this elusive fruit now is the time for peak season fresh figs.