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 is a great cheese to serve on your holiday cheese platter along with this pesto.  My friend Allison turned me on to Bucherondin de Chevre and she served it by putting a small piece on top of a half of fresh fig.  That’s where I got the idea for this pesto.

Fig-Pesto

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

Fresh-Fig-Pesto

Recipe –  Aprox 2 Cups

  • 1/3 Cup Bucherondin de Chevre Cheese (Rind optional)
  • 7 Whole Fresh Figs
  • 1 Cup Raw Walnuts
  • 1/4 Cup Virgin Coconut Oil
  • 1/4 Cup Maple Syrup

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

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