Balsamic Roasted Figs with Citrus Ricotta

By yasmine • August 25, 2015

4 servings
30 min
Balsamic Roasted Figs with Citrus Ricotta

This is one of those dishes that gets some people impressed from the sweetness combo with the tardiness and citrus. They love and swear by it, while some people find it a bit too exotic.

It is a lovely barbecue dish that you can marinade in advance and grill on the barbecue after lunch has been served. Enjoy it warm or cold, but definitely worth a try, especially that it looks and tastes sophisticated while it is so easy to prepare.


  • 10 figs (sliced in half) - تين
  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar - الخل البلسمي
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup (OR honey) - شراب القيقب
  • 2 sprig rosemary (chopped) - روزماري/ إكليل الجبل
  • 200 gram ricotta cheese (OR mascarpone) - جبن ريكوتا
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest - قشر الليمون

Step by step

  1. Combine the balsamic vinegar, the maple syrup (leaving one tablespoon behind) and the chopped rosemary. Marinade the sliced figs with the mix for an hour in the fridge, turning it in the liquid every now and then.
  2. In the meantime, mix ricotta with lemon zest and one tablespoon from the syrup and leave it in the fridge until serving.
  3. Preheat the grill to 180C, or the coal if you will be barbecuing.
  4. Place the figs face down (skin up) on the grill for 15-20 minutes (until skin is slightly wilted) while you reduce the remaining sauce on the stove.
  5. Once the figs are roasted, move them to a serving plate. Put the ricotta mix in a bowl next to it. You can choose to dress the figs in the balsamic reduction or serve it on the side as well.


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