Fresh Figs with Goat Cheese and Lavender
August, 2006

Serves 8

8 fresh Mission figs
2 tablespoons mascarpone cheese
1/4 cup goat cheese, softened
1/4 teaspoon dried lavender flowers
1/2 tablespoon agave nectar or honey
Fresh lavender sprigs, for garnish

1. Rinse, dry, and halve each fig. In a small bowl, blend together mascarpone, goat cheese, lavender flowers, and agave or honey. Spoon cheese mixture on top of each fig half. Garnish with fresh lavender sprigs, if desired.
–James Rouse, ND, and Debra Rouse, ND

PER SERVING (2 halves): 83 cal, 40% fat cal, 4g fat, 1g sat fat, 10mg chol, 2g protein, 11g carb, 1g fiber, 39mg sodium