Cheese Stuffed Fresh Figs with Balsamic Glaze and Mint Recipe
Sounds like a fancy gourmet option, but it's really a very quick snack that I whipped up with some fresh figs. All kinds of flavors are going on here: sweet, spicy, tangy, savory and fresh. Real ingredients paired together in a delicious way.
8 fresh Black Mission Figs
2 ounces grass-fed cheddar cheese*
2 teaspoons cold-pressed olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
10 fresh mint leaves, chopped
Unrefined sea salt and pepper
Cut figs lengthwise and arrange in a small baking dish. Cut cheese into 16 equal squares and stuff into the middle of each fig half.
In a small bowl whisk together honey, vinegar and oil.
Drizzle the oil mixture over the figs. Sprinkle lightly with salt and pepper.
Place under a broiler for 3-5 minutes or until cheese has browned slightly and is melted.
Garnish with chopped mint leaves.
* I happen to like cheddar in these, but they are also great with cream cheese, Goat cheese, blue cheese and Gruyere. Experiment with your favorites!