Recipe: Fig flatbread

“Now bring us some figgy flatbread…”

Its leaves saved Adam and Eve their blushes in the Garden of Eden, according to the Bible, but it’s the fig tree’s distinctively sweet and juicy fruit that can offer us all a taste of Paradise – not least with this mouth-watering fig flatbread recipe.

fig and caramelised onion flatbread picture thejoyofplantsCopyright: Little Broken

Figs have become a favourite ingredient among foodies of late – and if you’ve ever tasted one, you’ll understand why. This recipe brings out the best in the aromatically sweet and luscious fruit by teaming it with something salty (feta), something peppery (rocket) and something sweet (caramelised onions).

What you’ll need:

  • 3 medium sweet onions, cut in half and sliced from root to stem into thin slices
  • 3 tbsp unsalted butter
  • 2 flatbreads (8-inch)
  • 2 tbsp crumbled feta cheese, plus extra for the top
  • 2 cups lightly packed fresh rocket
  • 3 large fresh figs, sliced
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper

4 figgy facts

  1. The common fig [ficus carica] is an Asian species of flowering plant from the mulberry family.
  2. The edible fig is one of the first plants cultivated by humans. Nine subfossil figs dating to about 9400–9200 BC were found in the early Neolithic village Gilgal I in the Jordan Valley.
  3. Ficus Anouk makes an ideal houseplant. Give it plenty of indirect sunlight, lots of water (almost every day plus the occasional spray), and treat it to some extra houseplant food once a month. Find out more about the Ficus Anouk.
  4. Both beautiful and low-maintenance, the curly-leafed fiddle leaf fig also makes an ideal houseguest – for those who are big on style but short on time. Find out more about how to look after it in our fiddle leaf fig guide.

For the fully illustrated step-by-step recipe, head to the original post on Little Broken.