There is nothing quite like the unique taste and texture of fresh figs. They feature in Greek mythology often associated with Dionysus the god of wine. This refreshing fig salad recipe pairs ripe figs with tangy balsamic vinegar and drops of honey for a salad dish the ancients would no doubt devour.
8-10 fresh figs peeled and halved
1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp Greek honey
4 cups of mixed salad greens, washed
2 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp honey
5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 cup croutons
Handful of parmeson flakes and mint leaves to garnish
Salt and pepper to taste
Drizzle olive oil & honey over figs. Roast for 6 minutes or until caramelised.
Whisk vinaigrette ingredients until combined. Place mixed greens in bowl, add figs and toss with dressing. Season to taste.
Serve evenly on a flat serving dish. Sprinkle with croutons, parmesan flakes and mint leaves
Tip: look for young crisp lettuce for your salad leaf mix.
RECIPE BY Kyrstina Kalapothakos
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