Fresh Fig Pesto

This is a slightly sweet fig pesto made with a lovely creamy French goat cheese called Bucherondin de Chevre.  Bucherondin (boosh-rohn-din) comes from Sevre et Belle, a large, century-old dairy cooperative in the Poitou-Charentes region of France.  It taste like a cross between chevre and brie cheese.

It is a great cheese to serve on a holiday cheese platter along with this pesto.

Fresh-Fig-Pesto

 My friend Allison turned me on to Bucherondin de Chevre. She served it by putting a small piece on top of a half of fresh fig and  sprinkled it with chives.  That’s where I got the idea for this pesto.

Fig-Pesto

 

Recipe:  Approx. 2 1/2 Cups

  • 1/3 Cup Bucherondin de Chevre Cheese (Rind optional)
  • 2 Cups (about 7 to 8) Whole Fresh Black Mission Figs – stems removed – quartered
  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

Instructions:

 Cut the stems off the figs and add everything to a food processor or blender and puree.

Health Benefits:

Figs are a good source of potassium, a mineral that helps to control blood pressure.  They are a good source of dietary fiber which helps with weight loss.  Figs are also a fruit source of calcium and helpful in protecting against Macular Degeneration.

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