This fresh fig carpaccio is a French kitchen style appetizer. It is a typical dish for late summer or the beginning of the autumn. It is traditionally the period where you can buy delicious fresh figs and autumn is of course the season for all kind of nuts, especially walnuts.
The inspiration for this recipe comes from two sources. The first one is the garden of my sister. A few weeks ago she showed me the first two ripe figs in het own garden. Secondly I saw a fresh fig carpaccio on the Dutch blog “Onze Franse keuken” (our French kitchen). Both impulses inspired me to make this recipe.
This fig carpaccio is very easy and surprising and ready in only 15 minutes. And except for the figs I had everything available at home, so I didn’t need a lot of preparation. I still had bacon leftovers from my coq au vin and I have always different kind of walnuts at home. So I had only to buy the feta and the figs.
fresh fig carpaccio
- 8 fresh figs
- 150 gram bacon
- 80 gram walnuts
- 80 gram feta
- balsamic honey dressing
- Cut the figs in carpaccio slices and arrange them on the plates.
- Sprinkle the fig carpaccio with balsamic honey dressing.
- Briefly fry the bacon strips at a high temperature.
- Grind the bacon strips and the walnuts.
- Cut the feta into small cubes.
- Arrange the bacon-walnuts mixture over the fig carpaccio.
- Top with the crumbled feta and optionally decorate with a leaf of green.
Are you also already worrying about the menu for Christmas? Maybe you can also find to inspiration in the following recipes: