Figs With Marcona Almonds, Aged Goat Cheese, and Hot Honey Recipe

Figs With Marcona Almonds, Aged Goat Cheese, and Hot Honey Recipe

Find the best figs for this simple salad. [Photograph: J. Kenji López-Alt]

There's not really much to this simple but excellent dish: perfect figs, a little salty aged goat cheese for contrast, some Marcona almonds for crunch, and a drizzle of Mike's Hot Honey. A little olive oil and salt and a few random herbs from the garden finish it off.

Why It Works

  • Salty aged goat cheese pairs perfectly with ripe figs. Almonds add crunch, and hot honey brings out the jamminess of the fruit.
  • Yield:Serves 4
  • Active time: 5 minutes
  • Total time:5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces best-quality ripe figs, split in half
  • 3 ounces aged goat cheese, such as crottin, torn into small pieces
  • Small handful Marcona almonds, split with a knife
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons picked small thyme leaves or torn basil leaves
  • Flaky sea salt, such as Maldon
  • Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • Mike's Hot Honey or regular honey

Directions

  1. 1.

    Arrange figs, goat cheese, almonds, and basil or thyme leaves on a serving platter. Sprinkle lightly with flaky sea salt and drizzle with olive oil and honey. Serve.