I love that Kenya’s into eating sandwiches for his school lunch. I also love that figs are in season right now and they are SO naturally sweet and delicious. Figs are really cheap at our local farmers market, so I’ve been buying tons of them to eat and put in recipes throughout the week. I made a huge batch of fig puree for Kenya and Chloe to put on their yogurt and just to eat plain as a snack, but it’s so flavorful I wanted to figure out something else to do with it.

These fig and goat cheese sandwiches are heavenly. The creamy tang of the cheese mixed with the sweet of the figs, all sandwiched between two pieces of whole grain bread, makes for a magical combination and these sandwiches only take minutes to make.

If you were to send your little one off to school with one of these sammies in his lunchbox, I guarantee he’ll be the envy of all the other kids.


Fig & Goat Cheese Sammies

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Servings: 1
Author: Catherine McCord
Total Time 2 minutes


  • 2 3 Tablespoons Goat Cheese
  • 3 Tbsp Fig Puree
  • 2 Slices of Bread, preferably whole grain
  • Butter (if desired)


  • Spread one slice of bread with goat cheese.
  • Spread the other slice of bread with fig puree and place the filling sides of the bread together to make a sandwich (lightly spread a bit of butter on the outside of the bread if desired).
  • Heat a panini press or a sauté pan to medium heat.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes (on both sides if using the sauté pan, flipping half way through) or until the cheese melts.
  • Cool and serve.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 480mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 24g
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Catherine is a mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. I create simple, healthy recipes the whole family will love.


  1. I just made this for the first time last week and my fig puree didn’t quite come out right. It was more like a paste than the smooth puree you have pictured. Is it just a matter of adding more water? I used black mission figs from Trader Joes.

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