fig salad recipe Greek Meze

A refreshing fig salad recipe


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.



fig salad recipe Greek meze

Fig salad recipe ingredients. Photograph: Why Athens

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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