Green smoothie with dried figs and fruits


Hello everyone! Today we want to share with you a green smoothie recipe that you will surely love. At Higos El Pajarero, we are passionate about healthy eating and quality products, that's why we have carefully chosen each of the ingredients for this delicious smoothie.


A cleansing diet is important to keep our body healthy and in balance. Throughout the day, our body is exposed to various toxins and harmful substances that can affect our health and well-being. In addition, our daily diet can include processed foods, rich in fats and sugars that can increase the toxin load in our body.



To prepare this smoothie, you will need:

  • 5 El Pajarero dried figs
  • 1 slice of pineapple
  • 2 green kiwis
  • half a green apple
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 7 tablespoons of cold water 
  • crushed ice (optional)
  • a sprig of mint for garnish



Let's get started with the steps to prepare this delicious smoothie


1. First, soak the dried figs in warm water for about 10 minutes to soften them a bit.


2. In a blender, add the water, the pineapple slice cut into small pieces, the kiwis peeled and cut into quarters, the half green apple cut into small pieces, half of the avocado peeled and pitted, and half of the avocado peeled and pitted.


3. Add the previously soaked and drained dried figs to the blender.


4. Blend all the ingredients until smooth. If it is too thick, add more cold water or crushed ice.


5. Serve the smoothie in your favourite glass, garnished with a sprig of fresh mint.


By including cleansing foods in our diet, we are providing our body with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals that help to cleanse our organs and eliminate toxins naturally. Here is more information about each ingredient.


These are the properties of the ingredients in this smoothie


First of all, we have El Pajarero dried figs, which are the star ingredient of this recipe. Dried figs are an excellent source of fibre, which makes them a perfect ally for intestinal transit. They are also rich in antioxidants and contain minerals such as calcium, iron and potassium. And we cannot forget their delicious sweet taste, which combines perfectly with the rest of the ingredients.


Pineapple is another key ingredient in this smoothie. This tropical fruit is rich in vitamin C, which helps to strengthen the immune system and prevent illness. In addition, pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which promotes protein digestion and helps reduce inflammation. It also has diuretic properties, so it can be useful in combating fluid retention.


Green kiwis are an important source of vitamin C and vitamin K, which contribute to the maintenance of healthy skin and blood clotting, respectively. In addition, they contain an enzyme called actinidin, which helps break down proteins and aids digestion. Kiwis also have antioxidant properties, which help fight free radicals and prevent premature ageing.


Avocados are rich in healthy fats, such as oleic acid, which helps reduce cholesterol and prevent cardiovascular disease. It is also a good source of fibre and contains vitamins and minerals, such as vitamin E, folic acid and potassium. Avocado is a satiating food, which can help control appetite and reduce calorie intake.


Green apples are another important source of fibre, which helps to regulate intestinal transit and maintain a feeling of satiety. It also contains antioxidants and vitamins such as vitamin C and vitamin A. Green apples are low in calories and rich in water, making them an ideal choice for a balanced diet.


Last but not least is peppermint. This aromatic plant has digestive and anti-inflammatory properties, and can help relieve stomach upset and improve digestion. Plus, its fresh, minty aroma adds a special touch to this green smoothie.


As you can see, each of the ingredients in this cleansing green smoothie has its own health benefits. Combined in a single recipe, they form a delicious and nutritious smoothie that can be a perfect choice to start the day with energy. Try it, you'll love it!


This delicacy of dried figs stuffed with goat's cheese and wrapped in bacon will awaken all your senses. 

The cheese melts into the figs for a melt-in-your-mouth creaminess. And the bacon gives it an unbeatable crunchy texture.


In addition to being a quick and easy recipe, its sweet and sour flavour allows it to pair perfectly with other dishes.

We suggest that you serve it with a base of lamb's lettuce, some cherry tomatoes, small pieces of avocado and season it with extra virgin olive oil and a dash of Modena vinegar.

If you prefer, you can also add a sauce of your choice.


Ingredients for two person

  1. 16 El Pajarero dried figs
  2. 16 pieces of goat cheese
  3. 16 slices of smoked bacon
  4. Lamb's lettuce for the base (quantity of your choice)
  5. 12 cherry tomatoes 
  6. 1 diced avocado
  7. Modena vinegar
  8. Extra virgin olive oil
  9. Pepper
  10. Salt



  1. First of all, prepare a baking dish. You can put parchment paper on it, which will serve as a base for our figs. Turn the oven on and set it at a low temperature, for example 170 degrees.
  2. Once the dish is ready, remove the stalks from the dried figs.
  3. Make a cross cut in each fig without separating it. The cut must be large enough to allow us to insert the piece of goat's cheese. This piece does not have to be small, it is advisable to leave a part inside the fig and the other part protruding from it.
  4. Next, wrap each dried fig with a slice of smoked bacon. If you see that it does not hold, you can help yourself with a toothpick to close it.
  5. Here we would like to make a clarification, because El Pajarero figs are small, it is possible that half a slice of bacon will be enough. However, if you really like bacon, you can use a whole slice for each fig :)
  6. Arrange each fig on the previously prepared dish.
  7. Once you have them all ready, bake them in the oven for about 8 minutes (depending on the oven).
  8. The important thing is that you see that the cheese is melted and the bacon is squeaking :)


While they are baking, if you have decided to pair them with a sauce, this is the moment to prepare it. We recommend a mango, sherry or red berry sauce. If you don't have time to prepare a sauce, and you prefer to use one you already have, an old mustard or Dijon sauce works very well.


Before plating, place a base of lamb's lettuce, the cherry tomatoes, the avocado pieces and the amount of figs you want to eat on top. It's up to you :)


Now it's time to season it with the sauce or simply with olive oil, Modena vinegar, a pinch of salt and pepper. And voilà!


We hope you like this tasty recipe. As you can see, it is easy and quick to prepare. 


We advise you to always have a bag of El Pajarero Dried Figs on hand, as the possibilities of sweet and savoury dishes you can prepare are incredible. Take a look at our other recipes and let us know :)







Salads are a great way to add extra nutrition to your diet. They're perfect for when you're short on time, or when you want something light and refreshing. This dried fig, goat's cheese and spinach salad is a great option for any occasion. It's easy to make and can be prepared in advance. It is also nutritious and very fresh. 


This salad is perfect to accompany a meat or fish dish. Or if you don't have much of an appetite, you can have it as a main course.


So if you're looking for a salad option, give it a try!


Now let's get to it:


Ingredients for two servings


  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
5 El Pajarero dried figs
  • 30 grams of fresh goat's cheese, crumbled
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste




In this case, we are going to prepare the dressing first, as it will be very useful to leave it to rest in the fridge while we prepare our salad with the rest of the ingredients.


First, add the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and ground pepper and mix. Then pour the mixture into a container with a lid and put it in the fridge. Let it rest (the longer the better).


Secondly, we are going to prepare the base of the salad. 

First cut the stems off the dried figs and cut them into three or four parts.

Wash and quarter (or halve) the cherry tomatoes.

Crumble the fresh goat's cheese and set aside.

Fillet the almonds. Then heat a frying pan over medium heat and toast the almonds. They cook very quickly. Our advice is to keep stirring them so they don't burn.

Another suggestion, if you can get the slivered almonds, buy them, it's a step you save yourself :)


Choose a bowl in which you are comfortable mixing the ingredients. Put first the fresh spinach, dried figs, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, almonds and mix everything carefully so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.


Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the top.


A Tip you may be interested in

If you are short on time, you can prepare the base and leave it in the fridge 24 hours in advance (without dressing, of course). Our advice is to prepare the dressing as well. And when you serve it, dress it. 


You'll have a very nutritious and healthy salad in a couple of minutes, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it ;) 


When it comes to salads, the possibilities are endless. But sometimes we all need a little inspiration. This dried fig, goat cheese and spinach salad is a great option for any occasion. It's easy to make, nutritious and very fresh.


So next time you're looking for a salad option, give this one a try! You won't be disappointed.



Mustard chicken tenderloin with dry figs


It's likely that if you hear mustard chicken with dry figs your mind will think immediately of Medieval Europe. But, have you ever tried it? The bittersweet flavor of mustard and the dry figs make for a perfect combination with the tasty chicken. This meal is very easy to prepare: you just have to follow these simple steps. Let's go!


Ingredients for 4 servings

  • 12 pieces of chicken tenderloin
  • 16/20 dry figs El Pajarero
  • 3 medium onions
  • 200g of fresh peas
  • Old mustard to your liking
  • Bay leaves and any seasoning you like.



Season the chicken and lightly pan-fry it with oil. Put it aside.

Cut the onion julienne style and poach them in the same pan. Season it. Let it cook until golden, meanwhile we will take off the stems of the dry figs El Pajarero, dice them and add them to the pan.


They will get moist while cooking, you'll see how delicious and tender they can get.

Afterwards make a long incision on the tenderloin and pour the mustard.

Then use a brush to coat all the pieces. Introduce the pieces into the pan so they finish cooking with the remaining ingredients. It’ll be ready in just a few minutes.

We suggest you make a side salad with lamb's lettuce, cherry tomatoes and chia seeds. They go very well with this meal.


For this dish we have chosen the old mustard because out of all of the varieties of mustard, this is the softest and less processed. That's why this is also a good plate for children. But if only adults will be having this meal, you can use any mustard you like. Whichever you choose will make it an exceptional dish. 


Who would have thought this meal was so easy to make? The recipe is easy and tasty. And if you feel a bit adventurous, you can try adding some of your own favorite spices. Above all, don't focus on the complexity of the recipe; it's not hard at all. You just have to follow the steps previously stated to begin to cook your own chicken with dry figs and mustard, medieval style. Enjoy!