When you hear the word ‘caribbean’ you might immediately think about beaches… tropical paradise and even certain foods right? One being green figs maybe??
Green figs are quiet popular in Trinidad and Tobago. Usually it’s something that’s boil and fried, sometimes curried or just steamed and enjoyed.
I wanted to try something different… so as usual, I grabbed whatever I could find in my pantry and started my dish lol. I was thinking about something healthy but yet tasty!… and of course simple and quick to put together.
I decided to try a green fig vinaigrette! Yups you heard right… green fig vinaigrette. A vinaigrette is usually made by combining and oil with something acidic such as lemon juice or vinegar.
Here is my easy to follow recipe:
- 7 figs
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1 small red onion, finely chopped
- 1 garlic, grated
- 1 pimento, finely chopped
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS black pepper
- 1/4 tsp JGM PRODUCTS cayenne pepper
- 2 tsp water
- 1 1/2 tsp apple cider vinegar
- 4 tsp olive oil
- Carefully peel figs. To do this, cut off the top and bottom and slice vertically along the ‘lines’ on the skin on the figs then peel off the skin with your hand or knife.
- Boil figs until they are tender (approx 10 mins). Remove from water and allow to cool.
- Once cooled, cut into smaller pieces.
- Add other ingredients to the cut green figs and mix well.
- Place in refrigerator and allow it to chill.
- TIME TO EAT! 😀
How easy was that right? This makes a perfect side dish and it’s not only tasty but healthy!
One thing to note: You can oil your fingers when peeling the uncooked green figs to prevent them from getting sticky and turning brown.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read this blogpost! I do hope you give the recipe a try and let me know what you think.
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Check out the demo for this recipe here: Green Fig Vinaigrette
Look out for my next blogpost soon please God!