I had the chance to create many different dishes this past summer, but this one is by far my favorite. I took advantage of what summer has to offer: Californian figs and nectarines, paired with balsamic glaze. The slightly tart balsamic glaze goes perfectly with the sweet figs and nectarines! This open-faced sandwich can be a quick snack or a light lunch for a busy day. Although it may look fancy, it is extremely easy to prepare. Please do yourself a favor and treat yourself.
A twist on the classic and yummy goat-cheese stuffed dates, I used figs instead of dates to make this popular middle-eastern dish. The creaminess and tartness of the goat cheese contrasts the sweetness of the figs, and the herbs add an accent of color to the plate. I would recommend trying out different varieties of goat cheese with this recipe to see which one suits your taste since there are so many different types out there…but of course I used Trader Joe’s Herbed Chèvre! If you warm these up in the oven or on the stove top they taste even better 🙂