This Middle-Eastern dessert is packed full of flavor!
Prep Time: 10minutes
Cook Time: 10minutes
Servings: 4to 6 servings.
1teaspoondried (or fresh)thyme
1/4teaspoonfine sea salt
1/2cupraw, chopped pecans
12large fresh figs, halved lengthwise
Preheat the broiler.
To make the za'atar, combine the sesame seeds, thyme, sumac, and salt in a bowl. Toss with the pecans and set aside.
Place the figs cut side up in a small roasting pan. Using a small spoon, carefully drizzle the honey over the figs. Broil 6 inches from the heat for 5 minutes. Remove from the broiler and sprinkle the za'atar mix over the figs. Return to the broiler for another 1 to 2 minutes, until the pecans are toasted.
Allow the figs to cool for a couple of minutes. Serve warm, with vanilla ice cream or fromage blanc (or goat cheese honey ice creaand a little of the remaining honey drizzled on top.
From Vibrant Food by Kimberly Hasselbrink, reprinted with permission.Kimberly says that you can use a store-bought za'atar if you can't find sumac, a dried berry native to the Middle East.The recipe calls for dried thyme; I used about 1 1/2 teaspoons of fresh thyme since I had it on hand, and I thought it worked well.Use vanilla ice cream, fromage blanc, or goat cheese honey ice cream, for serving.Nutritional values are based on one of four servings.