Figalicious Appetizers | Fig Appetizers Three Ways

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I would like to take a moment and honor summer. I can't believe we are already at the tail end of August and that Labor Day is here in just a few more days! I'm sure you guys need all of the Labor Day recipes for all of your festivities so I've created these three easy, delicious, appetizers that star figs and are super easy and fun to make! 

Did you know a 100 gram serving of fresh figs contain 1.3 grams of protein and 2.2 grams of fiber? Figs are rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium, copper, and magnesium. Figs are also a good source of vitamin A, K, and E which all contribute to good mental health! Dried figs are an easy snack for a post trail run or heavy weightlifting session. They can be taken in a reusable baggie on the go, so you never have to worry about not having a healthy snack on hand. 

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You will need tiger figs or regular figs. You will also need balsamic glaze (this is one of my favorite and new to me products from Trader Joe's!) Don't worry, an updated My Favorite's Things from Trader Joe's post is hitting the blog soon! You will also need some high-grade extra virgin olive oil. I used the California EVOO because it's richness in taste and it's a thicker version of EVOO which is better for all that yummy drizzle! You will also need fresh mozzarella, fresh organic basil, salami (completely optional if you are vegetarian) and fresh tomatoes. For these appetizers, I've used Kumatos which are a darker, more zesty tomatoe. They are so good! Trader Joe's currently has these in stock, but pick them up soon because they sell out fast!

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That's it! Here at Fitty Foodlicious, I try to incorporate minimal, fresh ingredients that you can come back to again and again! 

If you make these easy, delicious, figalicious appetizers, please tag me in your posts @fittyfoodlicious on Instagram and use the hashtag #fittyfoodliciouseats. I can't wait to see your creations! 

All my love, 

Genevieve 

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Fig Appetizers Three Ways

Figs are such a nutrient dense fruit and are easy to add to appetizers!

Recipe by: Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious August 30, 2018

Serves: 4-6 people

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Ingredients:
  • 4 whole Kumato tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 8oz. package of pre-sliced, fresh, mozzarella
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 package of tiger figs, sliced into halves
  • 4 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

Instructions:
  1. Take the Kumato tomatoes slices and top them with fresh slices of mozzarella.
  2. Top the mozzarella tomato slices with the halved figs and drizzle with them EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Repeat this step until you've made the desired amount of Fig bites. Garnish with more basil, and flakey sea-salt if desired.

Salami Fig Bites

Recipe by: Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious August 30, 2018

Serves: 4-6 people

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Ingredients:
  • 4 whole Kumato tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 12oz. package of nitrate-free salami
  • 1 8oz. package of pre-sliced, fresh, mozzarella
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil
  • 1 package of tiger figs, sliced into halves
  • 1 package of toothpicks

Instructions:
  1. Take the fresh mozzarella slices and top them with the Kumato tomato slices.
  2. Top each of the Kumato/Mozzarella slices with a fresh basil leaf and top them with a halved fig. Insert a toothpick to secure the salami bites. You can drizzle the salami bites with the EVOO and balsamic vinegar which is completely optional. Garnish with flakey sea-salt and pepper, if desired.

Caprese Fig Salad

Recipe by: Genevieve | Fitty Foodlicious August 30, 2018

Serves: 4-6 people

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Ingredients:
  • 4 whole Kumato tomatoes, diced
  • 1 8oz. package of fresh mozzarella, cubed
  • 1 bunch of fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 package of tiger figs, sliced into quarters (make sure to chop the stems of the figs off first.)
  • 1 cup of EVOO and 1 cup of balsamic glaze
  • Flakey sea-salt and black pepper to taste

Instructions:
  1. Chop the Kumato tomatoes, fresh mozzarella, and tiger figs, and add them to a mixing bowl and combine.
  2. Mix in the chopped fresh basil and drizzle the salad with the EVOO and balsamic vinegar glaze dressing. Garnish with flakey sea-salt and pepper.
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