Raw Fig Dessert
Figs are the highlight of the Sunshine summer fruits and they are always abundant on the branches of our garden fig trees!!! Most of the times, we enjoy eating them directly from the tree, but sometimes we like to taste them in creative recipes, lovemade by Sunshine kitchen!
This recipe is very easy to make and can be served as a dessert, as a starter and why not as breakfast as well… You will be surprised by its delicious abundant flavor, that will make all your senses happy!
Fig fruit is present in all ancient cultures’ diet. It contains health benefiting soluble dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in the body and fight disease. Figs have been found to contain ingredients that protect the heart, regulate kidney and liver functions, lower blood pressure, lower incidences of macular degeneration, and inhibit some cancers, specifically post menopausal breast cancer.
Pistachio nuts provide fiber and healthy fats that lower cholesterol, and are also a good source of protein and vitamin B-6.
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Refrigerating time: 60 minutes
8 figs cut in small cubes
Fresh grated ginger
Juice and zest from 1 lime
1 tbspoon of agave syrup
½ teaspoon of mastic liqueur
We mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let them rest in the fridge for about an hour. For serving, we use big basil leaves where we add a big spoon of the figs goodness and sprinkle on top roasted salted pistachio nuts.
Extra tip for serving it as a starter is a piece of soft goat cheese on the side 🙂
Fig is a yin-yang balancer, sweet in flavor and neutral in temperature. It clears heat and promotes the secretion of saliva or body fluid, strengthens the stomach, removes toxicity and resolves swelling.
Enjoy your dessert under the thick shade of a fig tree with a prayer for peace, abundance and prosperity for all!!!