Ok so if you've never had a fresh fig before, consider this your cordial invitation.
I had never had a fresh fig in my entire time on this earth. And yesterday I decided that it was about figgin' time! (see what I did there?) :) Soo basically, fresh figs are fabulous. Really and truly!
A lot of people eat then with cheese or honey. Since these options are not vegan, I decided that almond butter would be a great alternative! And not juuust almond butter.....but ginger too!! Soo I made figs with a ginger almond butter drizzle! This would be a great appetizer or tapas style dish to serve with dinner. It'd also make a fantastic healthy dessert! (that's what it was for me!)
And it's Gluten Free, Vegan, and Specific Carb Diet friendly! Here's what you need:
2 figs per person
Sauce: (makes enough for leftovers!)
3/4 cup almond butter 3 tsp raw Apple Cider Vinegar 2 tsp grated ginger juice of 1/2 lime 1-3 tsp water 8 drops pure liquid stevia (BED use alcohol free; SCD use 1 tsp honey) This couldn't be simpler. Choose 2 or 3 firm figs. Quarter them and set aside. Make your sauce by combining the ingredients with a fork. Add water until the consistency becomes "drizzly." Drizzle the slices with the almond butter sauce and enjoy!
These little bites were marvelous. Figs just may be my new favorite food! They're not overly sweet, and the texture was chewy and kinda juicy. It was the perfect vessel for the nutty almond butter. They complimented each other perfectly. And the sauce was outrageously good. I like to keep some in my fridge at all times. It's a great dip for fruit or carrots! It's sweet and tangy, nutty, and fresh from the ginger. It is the perfect companion for the figs!
There was something so luxurious about the figs. It felt like I was eating something special...and I was! So do yourself a favor and have some figs with almond butter! Do you have any fun 4th of July plans? Want more GFHT? You can now get my e-cookbook,The Best of GlutenFreeHappyTummy for only $2.99 on Amazon!