Looking for an easy, no-cook appetizer that everyone will love? Try these fresh figs topped with goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, and a pinch of salt.

A platter of fresh fig halves topped with crumbled goat cheese and drizzled with honey.

Fresh figs and goat cheese are a perfect flavor combination that just about everyone enjoys. To make this easy, no-cook appetizer, simply halve the figs and top them with a little goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, and a pinch of sea salt. They make a great stand-alone appetizer or a nice addition to a cheese platter.

How to Buy Fresh Figs

Fresh figs don’t ripen off the tree, so when shopping for them, looks for ones that yield to gentle pressure and are free from soft spots and bruises. Don’t wash figs until you are ready to use them. You can store them for up to two days at room temperature or up to four in the refrigerator.

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Fig and Goat Cheese Bites

Fig and Goat Cheese Bites

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Looking for an easy, no-cook appetizer that everyone will love? Try these fresh figs topped with goat cheese, a drizzle of honey, and a pinch of salt.

Ingredients

  • 18 fresh black mission figs
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese, chèvre
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • Sea salt

Instructions

  • Trim the stems from the ends of the figs and halve them lengthwise. Press the tip of a teaspoon into the center of each fig half to make a slight depression to hold the goat cheese and arrange them on a serving tray.
  • Combine the goat cheese and 1 teaspoon of the honey until blended. Mound a small amount of the mixture (about 1/2 teaspoon) in the center of each fig.
  • Use a fork to drizzle a small amount of honey over the figs. The goal is to add just a touch of sweetness, so be conservative and don’t get it on the sides of the figs or your guests will have sticky fingers!
  • Top each fig with a tiny pinch of sea salt and serve.

Tips for Making This Recipe

Make ahead instructions: This appetizer can be made ahead and refrigerated, but it needs to be brought to room temperature for about 30 minutes before serving.
Calories: 34kcal, Carbohydrates: 2g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 2g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 108mg, Sugar: 2g
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