There’s nothing quite like the taste of fresh figs and I have been patiently waiting for their arrival since June. We have our own little fig tree growing in the garden but 16 figs would barely last me a couple days. I saw an early wave of figs back in June, but August is really the beginning of fig season--Black Mission figs, brown turkey figs, Kadota figs, St John Adriatic figs, and so many more. I love them with yogurt or fresh ricotta as a snack. I recently discovered orange blossom water and was excited by how their beautiful scent can elevate a simple ingredient like Greek yogurt. My husband and I love this delightful combination of Greek yogurt with orange blossom water, the luscious and sweet taste of figs, sweetened by a touch of honey, and topped with pistachios.
Orange blossom yogurt with figs and pistachios
1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon of orange blossom water
A pint of fresh figs, halved or quartered if large
2 tbsps of chopped, shelled unsalted pistachios
2 tbsps of honey
1. In a bowl, mix the yogurt, orange blossom water, and honey until well combined.
2. Spoon the yogurt into two serving bowls.
3. Top the yogurt with fresh figs, pistachios, and additional honey if desired.