Fresh Fig Margaritas and Tomato-Poblano Salsa

Founding member Joanne McAndrews shared some yummy ideas and recipe links for figs and poblanos. For those of you not big on figs, making them into a simple syrup and swirling it into a cocktail might just make it easier for you to reap the health benefits.

Joanne writes:


I will admit that we are not really “fig people”. We received ground beef, tomatoes, poblano peppers, and figs in our most recent share. This called for a taco night, with a homemade tomato-poblano salsa and fresh fig margaritas. The figs were used to make a simple syrup– they didn’t impart much flavor but rather a pretty pink hue. I’m thrilled to have found a fun fig recipe!

We replied to share with her the following nutrition info on figs:

Fiber: 1 gram
Copper: 3% of the Daily Value (DV)
Magnesium: 2% of the DV
Potassium: 2% of the DV
Riboflavin: 2% of the DV
Thiamine: 2% of the DV
Vitamin B6: 3% of the DV
Vitamin K: 2% of the DV

to which Joanne answered:

Hooray for fiber and other goodies in the figs! Margaritas have numerous health benefits, in my opinion… 

Ha ha, agreed, Joanne! So check out the recipes and enjoy the rest of summer fig and poblano season. Cheers!