Man oh man oh man do I love figs! It's an Italian tradition to have a fig tree in your yard. Unfortunately I do not, but fortunately my parents do! Every time the fruit gets ripe I high tail myself down to San Diego to eat some of their figs. Now, I love eating these guys plain right off the tree, but I also love them broiled. When you broil them you can serve them over salad, dessert or just about anything.
Last night I cut them up, broiled them for just a second, and served them over vanilla bean ice cream. Figs also go great with almond milk ice cream and then it becomes vegan too This is one of my favorite summer desserts! The sweet figs, the rich ice cream…. yum! So if you need to beat the heat tonight, give these a try!