I have been on a mad search for the perfect fig recipe to go with this summer’s “Sun King’s Garden theme.” In July, I will be featuring dried figs. Why? Not just because they were one of King Louis XIV’s favorites, but also because they are full of fiber, one of my favorite “sports fuels,” and considered by some culinary resources “the new IT food.”
A tried several different combinations: figs in a salad with balsamic vinegar, figs with peaches, figs with prosciutto, fig pizza you name it. However, there is one combination that “had me at first bite.” You may not believe in “love at first site”…but…I bet you do believe in “love at first bite”...for food that is.
So enough build up… here is the combination: figs, pistachios and ricotta cheese. It was an appetizer recipe I got off of foodntework.com. The original recipe, called “Figs with Ricotta, Pistachio & Honey.” was created by Food Network dietitian, Ellie Krieger. However, I thought this combination could be more than just a one-bit appetizer. So I created my own twists on the original recipe…so that “our relationship” would last longer and be more meaningful.
Here is what I came up with:
Summary of recipe:
Nutty-Fig Crepe or Tortilla Wraps Servings: 4
1/4 cup of honey
4 crepes or whole-grain tortillas
1 cup fat-free ricotta cheese
1/2 cup roasted pistachios with shells removed
Optional: add a few raspberry halves inside and/or on top as a garnish for an even more exquisite taste.
Directions in summary: spread it on, roll it up, take a bite, fall in love! so easy...ok these are not the official instructions, they will be in my "fig handout"