Stuffed Figs with Walnuts and Honey
These stuffed figs are such a simple and delicious appetizer to throw together! And you can even make these paleo and vegan with some modifications!
Figs also have a number of health benefits. They are a powerful antioxidant, and are high in potassium and fiber. Figs are also known to have antibacterial and anti fungal effects, thus offering immune support!
Topping them with walnuts and raw honey also offer additional benefits. Walnuts are also rich in antioxidants, but also a great source of omega 3 fatty acids. They are known to help decrease inflammation, promote a healthy gut, lower blood pressure, and reduce the risk of some cancers. Raw honey also offers additional antioxidants, antibacterial, and anti fungal properties.
Fresh figs (I used Tiger Figs)
Kite Hill Ricotta (for paleo and vegan) or Goat Cheese
Raw walnuts, chopped
Raw honey (omit for vegan)
Wash and dry figs. Then slice in a cross pattern 3/4 of the way through. Place figs on a baking sheet. Fill each fig with your choice of cheese in the center, then gently squeeze each fig together. Top with chopped walnuts. Place in the oven on broil for just 1-2 minutes until the cheese is warm and the nuts are toasted. Remove from the oven and drizzle with honey. Serve warm or at room temperature. Enjoy!