So Can you eat fig leaves? Yes, they can be eaten, but it is not the normal way most people consume fig leaves. Fig tree leaves tea is normally how people use the fig leaves. There are however many recipes using the leaf. In most recipes using fig leaves, the leaf is wrapped around the food as one would see in stuffed cabbage or stuffed grape leaves. Martha Stewart and other top chefs have recipes on their websites.
The leaves are bland, stringy and are not that delicious to the taste bud. The dried leaves are much better to use for diabetics in tea. Many recipes below have sugar and are not diabetic friendly.
FIG LEAF AND HONEY ICE CREAM
This is a simple dish to make and you need only 2 fig leaves. It would be simple for someone who owns a fig leaf tree already.
2 fig leaves
400ml of cream
1/4 cup of sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons of honey
HERE are SOME MORE RECIPES USING FIG LEAVES
Salmon Filet Baked in Fig Leaves with Garlicky Potatoes
Fig Leaf Coconut Rice
Smoked Fig Leaf Cookies
Salmon Wrapped in Fig Leaves - Martha Stewart
According to Splendidtable.org "Fig leaves are often used to wrap cheeses. Some people cook fish in them. If you rub a fig leaf between your fingers, you'll get this amazing aroma of coconut, peat, vanilla, and green walnut. They impart that to the fish and the cheese."
Normally Fig Tree Leaf Tea is use to make tea for diabetics.
To Make the tea you simply add in 1/4 cup of dried fig leaves to 1 liter of water. Bring to boil and cook for 15 minutes. Remove from the stove and allow to steep for another 5 minutes. Strain the liquid off and enjoy the tea. Refrigerate whatever tea is remaining.