Fresh Figs with Boursin

Total Time
12 min
12 min
This super easy, super pretty party appetizer would make for a fabulous lunch to look forward to all packed up for the office on a bed of salad greens with extra balsamic in a vinaigrette on the side. It's ready in minutes, offers a serving of an out of the ordinary fruit, and who doesn't love a smooth smear of garlicky, herbed Boursin or Boursin style cheese? The cheesy figs are eye-catching on party picks with cocktails and they could also top a flatbread or thin crust pizza sprinkled with a light covering of melted mozzarella and layered with arugula while still warm. Dramatic, dark Black Mission figs or the green-skinned, deep pink fleshed Calimyrna are the best varieties to use in this recipe for they eye-catching appeal. The more common Brown Turkey figs aren't as pretty, but they are every bit as sweet, so great to use in this recipe, too.


Fresh figs

12 medium

Low-fat hard or semisoft cheese

Tbsp, shredded, (1 tsp), Boursin variety, room temperature

Balsamic vinegar

1 Tbsp, approximately


  1. Halve the figs through stem end. Place 1 teaspoon of the cheese on top of each fig half and drizzle each with few drops of balsamic.
  2. Per serving: 1 stuffed fig