Grilled Figs with Goat Cheese and Honey

Grilled Figs goat cheese honey

Sometimes it’s the most simple recipe that really shines. The sweetness of grilled figs stuffed with creamy goat cheese. A match made in heaven!

Serve while the figs are still warm, as an impressive first course. Add some watercress or arugula to make a lovely salad. Or replace the goat cheese with ricotta or yogurt for a luscious dessert. If you like a twist, you can also replace the honey with balsamic glaze (In a small saucepan simmer one cup balsamic vinegar and 2 tbsp honey over medium heat, 10 to 15 minutes, until reduced by half and balsamic is thick and syrupy).

All there is to them is cutting a pocket in some figs, stuffing them with goat cheese, add a crunchy walnut, grilling until softened and then finish with a drizzle of honey. Absolutely delectable!

Grilled figs with goat cheese and honey
Serves 4
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Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
5 min
Cook Time
10 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 4 Fresh Figs
  2. 4 tablespoons crumbled Goat Cheese
  3. 4 Walnuts
  4. Honey
Instructions
  1. Preheat your grill to medium-low heat, about 300 degrees.
  2. Cut two slits into the top of each fig, about two-thirds of the way down to the base (x-pattern / deep cross), and then give them a gentle squeeze to open them up slightly like a flower.
  3. Stuff each fig with about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese. Top with a walnut.
  4. Grill the figs for 6-8 minutes, until they are softened and brown slightly.
  5. Arrange the figs on a serving plate. Drizzle with honey. Serve immediately.
  6. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Add some watercress or arugula to make a lovely salad. Or replace the goat cheese with ricotta or yogurt for a luscious dessert. If you like a twist, you can also replace the honey with balsamic glaze.
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Goat Cheese Salad

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Good Friday!

This is one of my all-time favorites: Goat Cheese Salad with a Honey Mustard Dressing!

For me this is sunshine on a plate. When I have an evening all by myself I often opt for this salad. I love to curl up on the couch with a good book while enjoying this lovely light salad.

It’s healthy and bursting with big bold flavors. Goat cheese creaminess, succulent sweet fresh mango, salt-punchy sundried tomatoes, crunchy walnuts and a tangy sweet-and-sour dressing of honey, lemon, mustard and dill. YUM!

It’s also on top of my list when I have a potluck dinner party, where everyone has been told to bring a dish. It can easily be prepared in advance, accompanies many dishes, it’s a cold dish (no fuss having to keep something hot) and most importantly: it’s a crowd pleaser! 

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Goat Cheese Salad
Serves 2
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Prep Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 Mango
  2. 1/2 Cucumber
  3. 1 Apple
  4. Walnuts
  5. (Lamb's) Lettuce
  6. Sundried Tomatoes
  7. Goat Cheese
  8. Lemon Juice
  9. Honey
  10. Mustard
  11. Dill
  12. Optional: bread or pasta
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice the mango, cut the cucumber in slices, cut the apple into wedges (sprinkle with some lemon juice to prevent it from getting a brown color), coarsely chop the walnuts.
  2. Mix the lettuce, mango, cucumber, apple, walnuts, sundried tomatoes and goat cheese in a bowl.
  3. Make a dressing from the honey, lemon juice, mustard and dill (balance flavors to taste).
  4. Serve the salad with the dressing.
  5. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. Optional: add cooked pasta (cold) to the salad, or serve it with bread, to make it a main dish.
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