Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto
September 8, 2015
United States
AppetizerParty FoodFood & Drinks

Today, I am so thankful I work from home. Why? Because this recipe from Shannan Monson, RD of Nutrition Simply is literally making me drool. I wish I was joking. As someone who sits proudly on "team salty" over sweet, these images from Lauren Carnes couldn't look more amazing to me if they tried. Oh, and they are good for you too. Sold, sold and sold.

Sometimes the simplest things make the biggest statement. These figs? They're a no-nonsense, yes-we're-really-just-really-that-good, side dish, dessert, or appetizer that requires zero fuss. Really. As a dietitian and nutrition coach, eating whole, seasonal foods is very important to me. But it's even more important to me that you can throw together those foods in a delicious and satisfying way, with a baby on hip, work deadline looming, and still be prepared to eat and head out the door in under ten minutes flat. All I'm saying is, life is busy. Your food shouldn't have to be, too.

This trio of ingredients will leave you drooling for more, plus it's packed full of good nutrition. The goat cheese provides healthy medium-chain fatty acids that give you sustained energy and fuel your brain, the figs are a rich source of antioxidants which protect cells from damage and disease, and the prosciutto--which is often deemed a "bad" food--has much needed amino acids and healthy fats which will actually leave you feeling fuller, longer, helping to ward off sugar cravings later in the day. Plus, I can truly think of no better excuse to get dressed up and invite some girlfriends over for tea (wink, wink).

Roasted Figs with Goat Cheese & Prosciutto
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8-10 figs 10 ounces of goat cheese
10 slices of prosciutto
Make a cross section cut from the tip of the fig to the base, leaving the bottom of the fig intact.
Repeat the other way, forming a small "x" on the smallest point of the fig. Stuff with about 1 ounce of goat cheese or until gently overflowing.
Wrap fig in prosciutto and broil on a foil-lined baking sheet about 5 minutes or until cheese is melted and slightly brown on top.
Drizzle with a honey glaze if desired and serve warm.