nutritional information

Per Serving:

  • Calories: 262
  • Protein: 9 g
  • Total Fat: 5 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 48 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg
  • Sodium: 159 mg
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Sugar: 42 g
Gluten-Free

Broiled Figs with Honey-Balsamic Drizzle over Cottage Cheese

Serves 6

30 minutes or fewer

This is the perfect dessert for folks who don’t care much for sweets. It’s a bit like a fruit-and-cheese course and pairs nicely with wine. When figs are out of season, try it with halved strawberries.
  • ¼ cup shelled pistachios
  • 6 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
  • 6 Tbs. honey, divided
  • 12 oz. low-fat cottage cheese
  • 12 large or 18 small fresh figs, halved
  • 1 Tbs. olive oil

1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Toast pistachios on baking sheet 6 to 8 minutes, or until fragrant. Cool 5 minutes, chop, and set aside.

2. Combine vinegar with 4 Tbs. honey in saucepan. Bring to a boil, stirring often. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until syrupy and thick enough to coat a spoon.

3. Purée cottage cheese and remaining 2 Tbs. honey in blender or food processor 2 minutes, or until smooth. Spread cheese on serving platter.

4. Preheat broiler. Place figs cut-side up on baking sheet. Brush with oil, then with 2 Tbs. balsamic-honey syrup. Broil figs 4 inches from heat source 2 to 3 minutes, or until edges begin to brown.

5. Arrange fig slices over cheese, drizzle with remaining balsamic syrup, and top with toasted pistachios.

September 2011 p.42

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