Ever since I was little I can remember helping my mom and grandma pick figs every summer. My mom has two huge fig trees in her back yard and we get tons of figs from them every year. Each summer we are scrambling to try to eat them all and make things out of them before they go bad. My grandma would always make the best fig preserves that I still remember the taste of to this day. This year has been no different. We have a huge abundance of figs and I decided to make a healthy fig salad dressing!
One thing I have ran into is so many people are hesitant to even try a fig. I honestly don’t know why. I guess it’s just because they are a bit outside the “normal” fruits we typically eat. They are truly delicious though! They are very sweet and quite filling. I know some people have a problem with the texture of them, but I personally love it. (And I’m very picky when it comes to food textures. Don’t come anywhere near me with a steak, I won’t touch it!)
Healthy Fig Salad Dressing
Honestly I was a bit skeptical when I started making this dressing because honestly it didn’t turn into a very pretty color. Surprisingly to me it was absolutely delicious! I made the fig salad dressing very similar to how you would make a strawberry vinaigrette with just a few alterations.
The full recipe is below. Whenever you are making this I strongly recommend using a very good blender that will get everything good and smooth. It is very yummy but I don’t think it would be very good if it was left chunky. I just used my magic bullet and it made it nice and creamy. Also, be sure to cut off the stems of the figs before putting them in the blender. I also cut them into fourths beforehand though I don’t think that is essential.
Comment and let me know what your favorite summertime fruits are!
- 2 Tablespoons Honey
- 2 Tablespoons Balamic Vinegar
- 4 Tablespoons Olive Oil
- 1 Teaspoon Red Wine Vinegar
- 4 Large Figs, cut into quarters and stems removed
- Salt and Pepper to taste
- In a food processor or blender, mix all ingredients until completely smooth. Store in an air tight container in the fridge for up to two weeks.