Makes 3 Sandwiches

Figs are so pretty and so delicious.  I never remember their season but know when it comes around because it is the only time of the year I can find these little beauties fresh at the store.

When we visited our friends in Atlanta last month, their neighbor had a fig tree that was gorgeous and my brain swirled with all the things I would do with the figs I would certainly steal from that tree if I lived there.  (And in case you are interested I looked it up and fig season is June-September, though I am positive I will forget that factoid shortly)

I have been known to do sweet things with figs, but this is my first shot at a savory preparation.  I think it came out great.  I cut each roll into 4 to show how pretty they are, and I have them in mind to serve next time we have friends over.

These would be great for entertaining because they are pretty and yummy.  They’d be perfect as a starter or a main dish and could be made ahead of time.   But you could absolutely leave them as a whole sammy for an awesome lunch or even dinner.

Health highlight of figs:  Figs are a great source of potassium which helps lower blood pressure and protect your heart. They are also a great source of calcium and potassium can help reduce the loss of calcium so the combination of these 2 nutrients is great for your bones.  Figs are also loaded with antioxidants, and actually contain more polyphenols in one fig than a cup of green tea. They are also good source of dietary fiber which aids in digestion and has been linked to disease prevention.

Ingredients:

3 Tortillas (I used sprouted)
3 ounces Soft Herbed Cheese (like Boursin, or herbed goat cheese)
1 ½ cups fresh Arugula
8 Figs (remove the stem and quarter)
3 teaspoons Lemon Juice

 

Instructions:

  • Spread the cheese over the tortillas (make sure to go all the way to the edge on one side, you will want it to stick the sammy together)
  • Top each tortilla with ½ cup arugula
  • Top the arugula evenly with the figs
  • Drizzle 1 teaspoon of lemon juice over each of the sandwiches
  • Slice and serve!
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