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Fresh Figs with Mint and Feta

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Here is a very simple yet extremely flavorful way to use fresh figs — sliced in wedges with creamy feta and mint and drizzled with olive oil.

Mediterranean food is all about fresh ingredients eaten in season.   So every year in August, the figs ripen on the trees and it’s time to get out the fig recipes!  Fresh figs are absolutely my favorite fruit.  I often just stand at the sink washing and eating one after the other.  They are as sweet as honey and unlike any other fruit.  Combined with the savory feta cheese and olives in this recipe, you get the perfect balance for a healthful and tasty breakfast or light lunch.  All you need is a slice of fresh bread and a nice cup of hot coffee to complete the combo.

Fresh figs can be eaten plain, placed in a salad, or even a pasta!

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Ingredients

  • Fresh figs, peeled or unpeeled to taste, cut in wedges
  • Feta cheese. There are different consistencies of feta from crumbly to creamy. I personally love a creamy feta, but it's really up to you.
  • Fresh mint leaves.
  • Extra virgin olive oil, salt, and black pepper.
  • Black olives.

Method

  1. Combine the figs, feta cheese, and mint. Drizzle with olive oil to taste, add salt and pepper. Serve with black olives and fresh bread. Now you've got the perfect late summer Mediterranean breakfast.

Notes

A note on feta. Feta cheese is mostly known to come from Greece. However, you can find it other places in the Mediterranean. Since I live in Istanbul, I buy the Turkish version, which is called White Cheese. I love Ezine white cheese made from cow's milk the best, but this is definitely something to sample and find whichever suits your taste.

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