FIG RECIPES

Figs are incredibly  versatile.

Whether it’s a breakfast smoothie, lunchtime salad, cheeseboard side or salty-sweet dinner combo, figs are perfect!

Elanza fresh recognised the incredible health benefits and versatility of this globally popular delicacy.

 

Trialling hundreds of Fig varieties for over six years, lead us to selecting two of the very best to bring to you – Cadenza and Eleganza.

 

Here are just a few ways to enjoy our delicious and nutritious figs…

Figs are incredibly  versatile.

Whether it’s a breakfast smoothie, lunchtime salad, cheeseboard side or salty-sweet dinner combo, figs are perfect!

FRESH FIG SMOOTHIE

This fibre and pre-biotic packed smoothie not only tastes great but delivers natural doses of iron, calcium and vitamins B6, A and C.

Ingredients

 

  • 1/2 a ripe banana
  • 4 small or two large figs (fresh, sliced in half)
  • 7 to 8 ounces of Greek-style yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon of honey
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of milk (depending on desired consistency)
  • Cinnamon

Steps

  1. Cut the tips of the fig stems off, slice in half and add to a blender or small food processor
  2. Add the banana half, Greek-style yogurt, honey, salt and 1/4 cup of the milk to the blender.
  3. Puree until smooth and continue adding milk if you’d like a thinner consistency.
  4. Sprinkle with cinnamon

FIG & MUESLI

Fresh Figs are a real treat and there’s no better way to enjoy them than combining them with yogurt on your favourite cereal.

Ingredients

  • 2/3 cup vanilla yoghurt
  • 1 fresh Cadenza fig, quartered
  • 1/2 cup of your favourite muesli
  • Fresh mint leaves for garnish
  • Honey, to drizzle

Steps

  1. Pour yoghurt into a breakfast bowl. Top with figs, muesli and mint leaves. Drizzle with honey.

FIG & RICOTTA PIZZA

Fresh figs add a new dimension to pizza toppings. Blending sweet and salty flavours with cheese and herbs can creates decadent, yet healthy pizza options.

 

Ingredients

  • ¬†350 grams of refrigerated fresh pizza dough
  • 3/4 cup ricotta cheese
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh cream
  • 1/8 teaspoon of rock salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper
  • Greaseproof paper
  • 1 teaspoon of virgin olive oil
  • 5 fresh Eleganza figs, quartered
  • half a sliced red onion
  • 100 grams of chopped ham
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • 2 teaspoons of balsamic glaze

Steps

  1. Place a pizza stone in oven; preheat to 250 degrees
  2. Let pizza dough stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  3. Combine ricotta cheese, sour cream, cream, salt, and 1/8 teaspoon black pepper in a bowl.
  4. Flour a sheet of greaseproof paper
  5. Working on the greaseproof, stretch dough into a 30cm circle.
  1. Brush with the dough with olive oil
  2. Spread ricotta mixture over dough, leaving 2cm around the edges.
  3. Top with figs, onion, and ham.
  4. Slide onto a pizza peel, then onto the pizza stone in oven.
  5. Oven bake for 12 minutes
  6. Sprinkle with fresh thyme leaves, salt, and black pepper to taste.
  7. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.
Location

24 Lund Rd

Aongatete

Bay of Plenty

Contact us

info@elanzafresh.co.nz

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