fig goat cheese basil balsamic onion sandwich for one

by purelytwins

Grain-free, gluten-free fig goat cheese single serving sandwich.
gluten free grain free fig basil goat cheese sandwich for one purelytiwns

We are so happy to hear that so many of you like using essential oils too. We are both excited to see how they help with Lori’s labor. It sure will be a learning experience for us both.

Yesterday was an overall good day. Michelle’s skin is hanging in there. She is continuing her epsom salt, sea salt and baking soda baths. They continue to ease the pain, but for some reason her neck is inflamed and is red and itchy. We cannot figure out why this is happening. It has been going on for a few weeks and has not changed. So, here we go again to the drawing board to figure out what the hell is happening to her skin. Her first doctor appointment is a week away – sure wish it was sooner! We are both hanging in there. She is such a fighter. She is really focusing on healing her mind and emotions, which has been hard.

If you are following along with our daily facebook dinner challenge you would have seen us mention this recipe already on Monday. It was our dinner that night.

This fig sandwich was everything we were wanting and more! Promise it’s that good. Stop what you are doing (that of course is if you are not driving, though you shouldn’t be reading this while driving) and go make this sandwich now! Or make two! You will want seconds 😉

Grain-free, gluten-free fig goat cheese basil balsamic onion sandwich for one!

fig goat cheese real food sandwich for one purelytwins

This sandwich will be ready in under 20 minutes, unless you have some plantain bread already stocked up in your freezer. Which we know many of you do…great idea by the way!

Don’t have access to plantains? You can use our low-carb parsnip bread or sweet potato flatbread. Or if you are real adventurous try this sandwich with our almond butter bread.

Individual goat cheese fig sandwich made with a few ingredients.

So easy to make this sandwich and sadly takes less time to eat it.

Michelle is avoiding eggs to see if that helps with her eczema (side note, it has been a week since she has had any eggs and no major improvement, but we are staying hopeful). So in order for her to enjoy this delicious sandwich we resorted to an old favorite bread recipe of ours – mung bean socca. Oh yes that recipe is from our old days over at pure2raw.

Other option for egg-free bread are socca and our egg-free plantain flatbread.

real food grain free fig basil goat cheese sandwich for one purelytwins

Anyone else love a good old sandwich with a little sweet and savory?

Love the combo of balsamic onions with creamy goat cheese, sweet figs and peppery arugula.

Don’t eat dairy? Feel free to use any dairy-free cheese alternative. It will still make a wonderful satisfying sandwich.

healthy real food fig goat cheese balsamic onion sandwich purelytwins

A throwback story you may not know about us.  Over 6 years ago we started our food career as personal chefs!! Yep, we made food for other people. We loved it. But it was a lot of work — organizing, prepping, etc.  We had wonderful clients and it was sad to move on from that business, but luckily life works out. We love what we do now even more. The reason why we brought this up is this sandwich was a very popular request on our menu.

We are thrilled to be sharing one of our favorite sandwich recipes here with you today so you can enjoy it too!


fig goat cheese basil balsamic onion sandwich for one (gluten and grain free)

sandwich for one fig goat cheese RECIPE

A single serving sandwich that is gluten-free and grain-free. Fig goat cheese basil arugula balsamic onion sandwich for one! A healthy sandwich that can be enjoyed for lunch or dinner. Egg-free bread options mentioned above!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes


individual plantain bread

  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 plantain (100 grams)
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil

sandwich ingredients

  • a good slice of goat cheese
  • 34 figs
  • a few fresh basil leaves
  • handful fresh arugula
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • a few slices of red onion


to make individual plantain bread

  1. Place plantain in vitamix blender with 2 eggs and 1/2 tablespoon oil.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Grease 6 in pan with 1/2 tablespoon oil and bake at 350 for about 15 minutes.

while the bread bakes:

  1. Next cook up onions in a little coconut oil.
  2. When onions start to brown add in the balsamic vinegar.
  3. Remove from heat.
  4. Slice up figs.
  5. When bread is done baking let cool a few minutes.
  6. Then slice bread in half.
  7. Begin to layer sandwich.
  8. Carefully place sandwich on skillet to melt cheese.
  9. Or may eat chilled.


  • Serving Size: serves 1

fig basil arugula goat cheese balsamic onion sandwich purelytwins

Bon Appétit!

Do you like fig sandwiches? Do you like sweet and savory meals?

Here are more sandwich ideas that you can enjoy for lunch or dinner!

5 ingredient almond butter and jelly  serves 1

Grain-free cuban sandwich serves 2

Avocado tomato grilled cheese sandwich serves 1 -2

Legume-free veggie burger with plantain bread buns topped with tahini basil pepper sauce serves 2 -4

Well this last one is not quite a sandwich but close 😉

Arugula mushroom tostada with avocado cream serves 1 -2

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Sophia August 6, 2014 - 11:19 am

I have a thought towards Michelle’s skin condition… Some people have a grave intolerance to chlorine, which can cause the type of symptoms she is having. It can also be very frustrating to figure out that something that is in the water we wash our clothes in, bathe in, drink, etc, can be the root cause of making us sick. It’s not a super common allergy, but I have seen it once before.
I would recommend getting a filter for the shower and purchasing a good drinking water filtration system to help lessen the presence of chlorine in the water.
Berkey is great for drinking water filtration.
I’m a Holistic Nutrition Student who is almost done with School, and I’d be happy to help at all if I can, no one should have do deal with what she is going through!

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 4:20 pm

Sophia thank you!! We do have a water filter. We will have to look into getting one for her shower. Thank you 😉

Meg @ A Dash of Meg August 6, 2014 - 11:33 am

absolutely amazing girls!

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Thanks Meg!

eimearrose August 6, 2014 - 12:11 pm

This looks lovely girls. I love goat’s cheese and arugula/rocket. Yum! Every now and again you do fancy something bread-like so it’s nice to have healthy grain free options:) The other ideas are great!

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Yay for goat cheese and arugula love 😉

Christa @ Edible Balance August 6, 2014 - 2:10 pm

Oh ladies, this looks SO good!! I love the flavours combined, figs and goat cheese are a match made in heaven… I must make this soon!

purelytwins August 6, 2014 - 4:21 pm

Let us know how you like it !

lindsay August 6, 2014 - 4:02 pm

i need to stop reading your posts at lunch time. YUM!

Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves August 6, 2014 - 5:34 pm

Mmm such a great flavor combo!

GiGi Eats August 6, 2014 - 8:47 pm

I really need to figure out if I can eat plantains!

purelytwins August 7, 2014 - 10:16 am

we hope you can!

Linz @ Itz Linz August 6, 2014 - 9:20 pm

i love anything and everything with figs!

purelytwins August 7, 2014 - 10:16 am

same here Linz!

Leah August 6, 2014 - 11:48 pm

Hugs to Michelle! Hope she gets her skin issues figured out soon and starts feeling better.
This sandwich looks delicious!

purelytwins August 7, 2014 - 10:17 am

thank you Leah, we are taking it one day at a time!

Michelle @ Vitamin Sunshine August 9, 2014 - 8:17 pm

What a beautiful combination! Fresh figs, balsalmic, onions.. yum!


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