Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Crostini

I’ve been breezing through my 30-by-30 requirement of preparing three new ingredients at home. Not only did I just try kale, I recently picked up some fresh figs. I’ve had fig sauces and glazes on meals out in restaurants but definitely had never even seen a fresh fig in person.

I had seen this appetizer in my Google Reader and immediately thought of it for a picnic dinner I was planning with Hubby. Anything with goat cheese or caramelized onions is good in my book. Put them both into one bite of something and I’m in heaven.

While the fig flavor didn’t dominate these little bites, you could still taste it. It was a great compliment to the caramelized onions and goat cheese. I highly recommend making this the next time you need an easy appetizer that looks and tastes quite impressive. Everything can be made ahead of time and then assembled just prior to serving.

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Fig, Goat Cheese, and Caramelized Onion Crostini

Yield: 2

Ingredients:

baguette, sliced and toasted
2 onions worth of caramelized onions
12 fresh figs
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1 teaspoon of honey
1/3 cup water
Goat's cheese
Pepper, to taste

Directions:

Cut figs in half and scoop out the seeds and pulp with a spoon. In a small saucepan, add the fig seeds and pulp, balsamic vinegar, honey, 1/3 cup water, and a pinch of salt. Stir to combine. Bring to a boil and then simmer for 5-10 minutes until thickened.

Spread fresh goat's cheese on toasts and top with freshly cracked black pepper. Spoon balsamic fig reduction over the goat cheese and top with caramelized onions. Add a little slice of fig to the top for presentation.

Recipe adapted from Lardon My French

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5 Responses to “Sugar Snap Pea Salad”

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    Ashley Bee (Quarter Life Crisis Cuisine) — July 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    Finally, a picnic salad that goes with my low-carb diet that I keep cheating on! Hehe. Seriously, I am stuck with so many pasta or potato salads. One that’s totally veggie based is a godsend. And I love sugar snap peas!

    • beantownbaker — July 19th, 2013 @ 2:20 pm

      I try to eat low carb as much as possible and it can be so tough in the summer. With all the buns for grilled food and pasta/potato salads – it just gets to be too much.

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    Nutmeg Nanny — July 20, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    Oh how tasty!! I love sugar snap peas 🙂 this salad looks wonderful!

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — July 21, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Yum, this salad looks great. I would love this as a side for a summer BBQ

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    Aggie — July 22, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    I’m a huge lover of sugar snap peas – I come home with a jumbo bag of them everytime I go to Costco! Will have to try this next time, looks so delicious!

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