Warm Figs with Feta and Basil
© Quentin Bacon

Warm Figs with Feta and Basil


This hors d'oeuvre offers a wonderful combination of sweet, tangy and herbal flavors and contrasting textures.

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  1. 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  2. 2 tablespoons honey
  3. 16 black Mission figs
  4. 16 large basil leaves
  5. 2 ounces feta cheese, cut into 16 equal pieces
  1. Light a grill or heat a grill pan. In a small saucepan, bring the vinegar and honey to a simmer. Set aside.
  2. Grill the figs over high heat, turning, until warmed through, about 4 minutes. Transfer the figs to a large platter. Using a small sharp knife, split open the figs. Fold a basil leaf around each piece of feta and tuck it into a fig. Pour the warm vinegar-honey mixture over the figs and serve.