@ouizoid and @Larry (who, incidentally, are celebrating 35 years of marriage today!) sent me home with an enormous bag of figs from their tree yesterday. Today I made this for lunch, but it would also make a perfect appetizer to eat while you sip cold Prosecco, or as a topping for lightly dressed arugula.
  1. Start with fresh figs. I like to figure 2-3 per person.
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    These figs are green, but black mission figs would work well too.
  2. Halve the figs and arrange on a board or platter.
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  3. Top each fig with a spoonful of Greek yogurt.
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    Would also be good with ricotta, goat cheese, or even cream cheese.
  4. Drizzle each fig with a few drops of good balsamic vinegar.
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    The Aceto balsamic from Trader Joe's is very good and very affordable.
  5. Top each with a few drops of extra virgin olive oil.
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    Hold your finger loosely over the spout to control how much oil comes out.
  6. Sprinkle on a few red chili flakes.
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    This is optional, but recommended.
  7. Top with coarse salt and black pepper.
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    Or regular salt, if that's what you have.
  8. Devour immediately.
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    Don't bother with a plate.
  9. The cat will be jealous.
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    She'll get over it.
  10. Yay for fig season!
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