Dry figs El Pajarero


Dry figs make for a great, easy, healthy snack to eat. They are rich in nutrients and can be enjoyed by everyone. They contain a lot of fiber, potassium and calcium and are easy to eat.

You can eat them by themselves or add them to yogurt or cream cheese. They are also delicious for salads and your favorite stews and meats. Here you will find many recipes that have dry figs.


Not only are dry figs delicious and full of vitamins and minerals, but they also have other great benefits for your health. Keep reading to find out about the five main reasons you should consider adding dry figs to your diet today.


5 benefits of eating dry figs


1 Fiber: You most likely have heard that fiber is important for your health. Do you know why? It’s because, among many other reasons the consumption of foods that are high in fiber can help reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, it keeps your digestion in check and it won't make you feel bloated like other foods. Besides, it’s so filling it’ll prevent overeating. All of these reasons will make your digestive system very grateful for this food. :)


2 Potassium: Potassium deficiency can cause weakening of muscles, arritmia and a slight increase of blood pressure. You will most likely have heard that bananas are a great source of potassium, well, as unlikely as it sounds dry figs contain more potassium than bananas and are easier to digest.

3 Calcium: Most fruits contain a bit of calcium, but dry figs have a remarkably high content in them. If you’re looking for a way of keeping your bones strong, a daily serving of dry figs will give you great results!


4 Magnesium: Magnesium deficiency is very common and is linked to cardiovascular disease and increase of glucose. Due to the multiple operations your organism does everyday it is considering a vital mineral for health. A tasty and natural way of getting more magnesium in your diet is through eating dry figs.


5 Iron: Iron is a mineral that helps your body grow and develop. In fact it’s so important for the growth and development of humans that, if you don’t have enough in you, it can cause anemia. Dry figs are a great source of iron. If you need to increase your iron levels in a natural way, eat dry figs daily.


Dry figs are one of the oldest cultivated plants in history. They have been used for centuries by many different cultures, and they contain antioxidants that will contribute great benefits for your health. In case you haven't yet, it’s time to add dry figs to your diet.


delicious lamb, dried fig and sheep milk cheese sandwiches

Photo: agneau sibon


These original and tasty sandwiches are a perfect surprise for anyone. The gentle sweetness of the dried figs and the perfumed marinade with olive oil are unbeatable. You have to try them.


Preparation time: 10 min


Cooking time: 10 min


Rest time: 15 min



Ingredients for 4 people: 

  • 400 g of lamb fillet
  • 1 handful of arugula
  • 4 sprigs of coriander
  • 2 sesame baguettes
  • 8 slices of sheep milk cheese
  • 8 dried figs El Pajarero



For the marinade: 

  • 1 teaspoon ginger powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1/2 lime
  • 30 cl olive oil



1. First prepare the marinade; mix the olive oil with lime zest juice and the spices. Marinate the lamb filets and let them rest for 15 minutes.


2. Lightly fry the lamb steaks over high heat and drizzle them with the marinade. Continue cooking for 8 minutes over medium heat on both sides. Let the lamb cool down and slice them thinly.


3. Slice the bread and fill it with the arugula, cilantro, sheep milk cheese and diced dried figs Finish the sandwich by adding the lamb meat and enjoy.