confession: I’ve never had a fresh fig before.  I see so many interesting fruits and vegetables on these blogs but since I don’t go grocery shopping I don’t always get the opportunity to check this stuff out.  On the other hand, not going shopping means that my head doesn’t get turned by every new product I see.
With Dan away last weekend I had an opportunity to go shopping and lo and behold I saw some figs at Whole Foods.  These were pretty good.  I think they could have used a pinch of salt and a bit longer in the oven.  figs-009 All of this being said, figs taste like plant, sort of like okra did.   I’m glad I tried them but I don’t think I need to have any more.  Is there a better way to make these?
Roasted Figs

fresh figs
drizzle olive oil
drizzle agave nectar
freshly ground pepper (optional)
Preheat oven to 400.

Trim the stems off the figs and cut in half. Place figs in a casserole dish cut side up. Drizzle the figs with agave, olive oil, and freshly ground pepper. Roast for 15 minutes.

Nutritionals (Per Fig): Cals: 62, Fat: 1.3, Carb: 13, Fiber: 2, Protein: 1