Figs with Basil and Chevre

I tried this delicious appetizer at a party recently in LA. “Why didn’t I ever think of this,” I thought? So simple, fresh, seasonal…and easy. So, I made it for my own party when I returned home and about 25 figs disappeared in about 5 minutes.

If you’re local to Austin, TX an excellent source of cheese can be found at Swede Farms who sell at the different Farmers Markets around town.

Figs with Basil and Chevre
  • 15-25 fresh figs
  • handful of fresh basil leaves shredded into small strips
  • ½ cup fresh goat cheese ( I got mine from the farmers market in Austin, TX from my favorite goat farmers, Swede Farms. They have amazing raw goat cheese).
  1. Heat oven to broil.
  2. Cut figs in half and place on a cookie sheet.
  3. Place about 1 teaspoon of goat cheese in the middle of each fig half.
  4. Sprinkle some shredded basil over each fig.
  5. Place cookie sheet in over for 30 seconds-1 minute, just long enough to barely melt and brown the cheese.
  6. Remove from oven and eat!
  7. As a little something extra, you can drizzle some balsamic reduction over each fig.
  8. Enjoy!

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