Delightful Vegan Recipes with Nutritious Dried Figs

Delightful Vegan Recipes with Nutritious Dried Figs

Are you looking for delicious vegan recipes that are healthy and incorporate the natural sweetness and nutrients of dried figs? Look no further! These delightful vegan dishes feature the goodness of dried figs and are perfect for adding a burst of flavor to your plant-based diet.

1. Fig and Almond Quinoa Breakfast Bowl: Start your day with a wholesome and protein-packed breakfast bowl featuring the goodness of quinoa and dried figs.


  • 1 cup cooked quinoa
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup dried figs, chopped
  • Sliced almonds, for topping


  1. In a saucepan, warm the almond milk over low heat.
  2. Stir in the almond butter, maple syrup, and ground cinnamon until well combined.
  3. Add the cooked quinoa to the saucepan and mix until the quinoa is coated with the almond milk mixture.
  4. Remove from heat and transfer the quinoa to a serving bowl.
  5. Top with chopped dried figs and sliced almonds.

2. Vegan Fig and Lentil Salad: This protein-rich salad combines the earthy flavor of lentils with the natural sweetness of dried figs.


  • 1 cup cooked green lentils
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1/4 cup dried figs, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the cooked lentils, red onion, parsley, and dried figs.
  2. In a separate small bowl, whisk together the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  3. Pour the dressing over the lentil mixture and toss until well coated.
  4. Let the flavors meld together for a few minutes before serving.

3. Fig and Vegetable Tagine: A vegan twist on the classic Moroccan tagine, this hearty dish is bursting with flavors.


  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup vegetable broth
  • 1 cup cooked chickpeas
  • 1 cup carrots, sliced
  • 1 cup sweet potatoes, cubed
  • 1/2 cup dried figs, halved
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish
  • Cooked couscous or quinoa, for serving


  1. In a large pot, sauté the chopped onion and minced garlic until softened.
  2. Add the ground cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, and cinnamon. Cook for another minute until fragrant.
  3. Pour in the diced tomatoes and vegetable broth, and bring to a simmer.
  4. Add the cooked chickpeas, sliced carrots, cubed sweet potatoes, and dried figs to the pot.
  5. Season with salt and pepper to taste, cover, and let it simmer for about 20-25 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.
  6. Serve the tagine over cooked couscous or quinoa, and garnish with fresh cilantro.

4. Fig and Chocolate Chia Pudding: Indulge in a luscious and healthy dessert with this creamy chia pudding, topped with dried figs and chocolate.


  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 cup almond milk (or any plant-based milk)
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or agave nectar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup dried figs, chopped
  • Vegan chocolate chips or shavings, for topping


  1. In a bowl, whisk together the chia seeds, almond milk, cocoa powder, maple syrup, and vanilla extract.
  2. Let the mixture sit for about 5 minutes, then whisk again to prevent clumping.
  3. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight until the chia pudding thickens.
  4. Before serving, top the chia pudding with chopped dried figs and vegan chocolate chips or shavings.

These vegan recipes showcase the incredible versatility of dried figs, making them a delightful addition to your plant-based meals. Whether you're starting your day with a quinoa breakfast bowl or ending it with a sweet chia pudding, these recipes are sure to satisfy your taste buds while providing essential nutrients and natural sweetness from the dried figs. Enjoy the wholesome goodness of these high-quality, plant-based snacks in your favorite dishes!

Be Blessed!

Nalini Murthy

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