Chef Joanne Weir’s Cooking with Figs

For 10 years, we have been a proud sponsor of Chef Joanne Weir, starting first by supporting her television show “Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class” in 2006 and now as a supporter of her food travel television show, Plates & Places. Weir’s cooking with figs brings people together over good food.

In Plates & Places, Weir takes viewers to Morocco, Greece, Italy and beyond. Her Wine Country episode serves up sumptuous fresh figs with our Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs. Tune in below for a taste of Sonoma. 

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Pita crisps with apple fig salsa are our kind of healthy snack. Chef Joanne Weir's pita crisp recipe is ready in less than 10 minutes--kids and parents like this snack.

Cooking with Figs at Home

APPETIZERS

Pita Crisps with Apple Ginger & Fig Salsa

Whether you’re looking for a healthy snack or an appetizer chock full of fruit, don’t miss this fruit salsa.

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Fig Fontina Cheese Gougeres

We first tried these puffy cheese and mission dried fig gougeres out of the oven at a dinner with Joanne and were hooked. They’re best served right away and are as easy as piping and then baking them.

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Lavash Pizza with Greens, Dried Figs, Gorgonzola + Almonds

You know appetizers that easily swing into light meal options—say hello to lavash pizza with dried figs!

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Cooking with figs from Chef Joanne Weir combines two classic cookies into one: chocolate chip cookies and dried fig oatmeal cookies.

DESSERTS

Oatmeal Cookies with Figs, Chocolate Chips + Walnuts 

Weeknight or baking night, the best part of oatmeal cookies is the chewy dried figs… and chocolate. 

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Fig Armagnac Ice Cream

Infusing our California Dried Figs with Armagnac adds a touch of boozy flavor to homemade ice cream.

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Fig Upside Down Cake

Fresh figs with sticky caramel bring upside down cake to life in a fresh way. (Try it a la mode with Fig Armagnac Ice Cream).

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Turkey isn't just for Thanksgiving. Turkey cutlet recipes make meals easy. Lemon turkey breast cutlets with arugula, orange, and fig salad freshens up dinner.

ENTREES

Turkey Cutlets with Citrus Fig Sauce

Turkey isn’t just for Thanksgiving—try breaded turkey cutlets, pan-fried and served with fruity sauce. 

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Salmon Wrapped in Fig Leaves with Dried Fig Salsa Verde

If you’ve ever baked parchment packets, Joanne created this dish with fig leaves straight from our orchards in this flavorful dish that’s a great way to use leaves from your backyard fig tree deliciously!

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Pork Loin Recipe with Onion Fig Marmalade

Pork loin is fancy enough for special evenings but not too fussy for weeknights. The onion fig marmalade makes this dish.

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Grilled Chicken with California Dried Figs Pistachio, Lemon and Shallot Relish

Make restaurant quality grilled chicken at home—the secret’s not in the sauce but in the aromatic dried fig relish.  

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Next time you need a potluck or picnic dish, make Chef Joanne Weir's quinoa salad with dried figs, tossed in red wine vinegar dressing and mixed with oranges, ginger, and mint.

SALADS

Escarole Salad with California Dried Figs, Walnuts, and Shaved Manchego

Ditch the romaine and spinach for peppery escarole in a salad with crunch, umami, and dried figs.

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Melon Fennel Fig Grape Salad

Juicy melon and crunchy fennel with its anise flavor are an end of summer sizzler in this fresh fig salad. 

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Quinoa Salad with Figs, Orange, Ginger & Mint

When winter needs a pop of brightness, make this meatless main dish or side salad with dried figs.

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Don’t freak out over dinner, hang onto Chef Joanne Weir's freekeh recipe. Add freekeh (roasted green wheat) to your pantry. Then try it in freekeh pilaf with dried figs.

SIDE DISHES

Freekeh Pilaf with Dried California Figs

Need a nutty side dish—no need to freak. Reach for freekeh, an ancient grain of green wheat that’s popular in the Levant and this pilaf with our dried figs will be your favorite way to eat it.

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Lemon Infused Pearl Couscous with Figs

Also known as Israeli couscous, citrus infuses golden figs and pearl couscous into an uplifting side dish. 

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2 Comments on “Chef Joanne Weir’s Cooking with Figs”

  1. Wonderful sounding recipes! Can’t wait to try them. Love figs oh, I didn’t know there were so many ways to use them!

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