As summer comes to its hottest point, figs are ripening and making their way into both sweet and savory dishes. While the Mediterranean is well known for its large variety of figs,  many domestically grown figs are among the fruits dazzling our taste-buds!

Figs have long been a part of human’s diet— recognized broadly for not only their great taste, but also their immense health benefits. Figs boast a high level of dietary fiber, a nutrient often used to promote weight loss. The fruit also packs a strong punch of vitamin B6 and manganese.

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Try these yummy fig recipes at your next dinner party:

-Pizza with Gorgonzola cheese, figs, and arugula

-Grilled fig salad with feta cheese, blueberries, and honey balsamic dressing

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-Halved Figs topped with mascarpone cheese and drizzled with honey and walnuts

-Cupcakes filled with fig jam topped with a fresh fig



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-Lia Rosalsky, CW Philly