‘Tis the season for festive gatherings full of food, friends, and… figs?
Hellenic Farms is a “Greek Gourmet” food producer, that is 100% women-owned and the creator of Plant-Based Fig Salami. I was extremely curious about this product and even included my family in on the taste test. I found two varieties of Hellenic Farms Fig Salami at my local World Market: Orange Zest & Pepper, and Smoked Paprika & Pepper.
I paired my 2 flavors of Fig Salami with dairy-free cashew cheese, vegan-friendly crackers, fruit, and olives. Artisan salami is something I frequently see on charcuterie boards, so that was my inspiration for serving. I made up a “cheese board” and served it alongside red wine and Dexter. While the same color and texture as salami, it does not actually taste like salty, air-dried meat. Hellenic Farms Fig Salami is made of dried figs and spices (their other flavors also contain nuts). Both flavors of Fig Salami have a hint of sweetness due to being dried fruit, but with added seasoning becomes smoky and peppery as well. Unlike meat-based salami, Fig Salmi is gluten-free, non-GMO, and great for digestion and heart health. A great replacement for meat on a charcuterie board, and definitely something worth incorporating into your holiday appetizers. Fig Salami is unique and definitely next in line as a plant-based craze.
While I found two flavors of Hellenic Farms Fig Salami (Orange Zest & Pepper, and Smoked Paprika & Pepper) there are 3 other varieties to choose from, online in their web-store or via retailers like GTFO It’s Vegan: Pistachio & Cinnamon, Almonds & Black Pepper, and Pistachio Pepper. The inclusion of nuts in the Fig Salami sounds intriguing, so I will definitely be on the lookout for those next.
What flavor of Fig Salami are you interested in trying? Would you serve it up the same way?
Cost Plus World Market Address: 3801 Pelandale Ave Suite F-7, Modesto, CA 95356