Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Fresh Figs

From Jerusalem A Cookbook

This week at I Heart Cooking Clubs the theme was procrastinator’s special. From the website: “We all have those recipes that we’ve been meaning to make, yet we keep putting them off. Which recipe have you been procrastinating? And why? Choose any recipe from any of our IHCC Chefs!” Last summer I was in Israel. I purchased spices to bring back and cook with, my spices are still in the original package, unopened. I promised my husband I was going to cook from Jerusalem A Cookbook with said spices. Here I am a year later and I have yet to keep my promise. Life just got in the way I guess, I don’t have a really good excuse why. Anyway, now that figs are in season where I live I remembered Shirley making this recipe. It was worth turning the oven on in the summer heat. Roast sweet potatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Make balsamic reduction. Fry green onions and red chile. Pour olive oil, green onions and red chile over the potatoes. Add fresh figs and goat cheese. Drizzle balsamic reduction over the top. This could have not been easier and delicious. I did not have goat cheese so I went the vegetarian route. This was delicious and a recommended recipe. To see what others made head over to IHCC.


2 Comments Add yours

  1. This looks absolutely amazing and cheerful. I have to make the dish again!


  2. Kim Tracy says:

    This looks absolutely amazing. I mean just look at those beautiful ripe juicy figs – wow! Shirly is right. It’s so cheerful!


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