By Chef Majida Makhamreh Nasrawi

Plump, soft and sweet, figs are a great addition to any salad, dessert or can be enjoyed on their own. This collection of fresh and dried fig recipes shows just how versatile a fruit it is.

Fig Energy Balls
2 cups dried figs
1 cup dried pitted dates
¼ cup coffee
1 tsp vanilla
2 tbsp honey
Pinch of salt
1 cup walnuts
½ cup pecans
To garnish
Extra crushed walnuts
and pecans

1. Soak dried figs in coffee for half an hour
2. Add soaked figs and all the ingredients into a mixer
3. Shape the dough into small balls, then roll them in the walnut and pecan mix
4. Refrigerate if desired

Baked Brie with Nuts
2 tbsp honey
1⁄3 cup dried fig, sliced
1⁄3 cup Fresh fig, sliced
½ cup pistachios, roughly chopped
1⁄3 cup Walnut hearts, roughly chopped
Round brie cheese

1. Place the brie into a small oven dish
2. Preheat the oven at 175°C
3. Add the honey on top of the cheese followed by the walnuts, pistachios and the fresh and dried figs
5. Place into the oven for 10 minutes
6. Serve warm with crackers

Figs Power Breakfast
1-2 sliced bread or toast
1 tbsp cream cheese
1 tsp honey
½ cup pistachios, crushed
100 g fresh figs, sliced

Spread cream cheese and honey on toast and top with crushed pistachios and sliced fresh figs

Did you know?
28 grams of dried figs have three grams of fibre, helping to relieve constipation and keep you feeling full longer

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