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Figs Wrapped in Basil with Balsamic Vinegar

At the height of summer, it's hard to beat the simplicity of a ripe, sweet fig tucked into a spicy basil leaf.

  • servings: 8




  • 8 fresh Black Mission figs, halved lengthwise
  • 16 large fresh basil leaves
  • Fig balsamic vinegar, or aged balsamic vinegar, for drizzling

Cook's Note

Get the ingredients ready ahead of time, cutting the figs in half, and wrapping basil leaves in damp paper towels, to make easy work of simple assembly.


  1. Step 1

    Place each fig half on an upturned basil leaf, cupping leaf around fig. Drizzle each fig with a few drops of vinegar, and serve immediately.

Martha Stewart Living, June 2008



Reviews (1)

  • tarzile 31 Aug, 2008

    We ate this today. This is very very good.