Figs are another one of those powerhouse foods. They add sweetness to a recipie and are high in fiber, as well as vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, calcium, iron, phosphorus, manganese, magnesium, selenium, zinc, sodium, potassium and chloride. Combined with almonds, and some beneficial spices this is a fantastic healthy snack to have on hand. This recipie uses a few basic ingredients and can be stored in the fridge for a couple of weeks or more (if not demolished sooner!).
13 large figs
1/2 heaped cup almonds (+ extra 1/4 cup)
1 Tbsp cacao
1/2 tsp gr cinnamon
1/4 tsp gr cardamon
1/4 tsp gr ginger
1/2 tsp vanilla paste
Process all of the ingredients together (except the extra 1/4 cup almonds) in your food processor. The mixture will gradually come together. The add in 1/4 cup almonds and process briefly.
Remove mixture from the processor and place half on a piece of baking paper - mold into a salami shape and wrap in the baking paper twisting the both ends. Repeat with second half of mixture. Store in the refrigerator.
Lovely served on its own with a cup of herbal tea or to accompany a cheese platter.