Posted by: Cooking Thyme | December 19, 2010

My Summer Fig Salad

My Summer Fig SaladI love this salad, it literally takes minutes to put together, and it always seems unbelievably effortless, try to get good quality figs. The best figs always seem to be those that are about to split their skins.

  • ripe figs, green or black figs – it doesn’t really matter
  • a bunch of basil
  • rocket leaves, you can use lettuce
  • green bell pepper, sliced
  • buffalo mozzarella, torn
  • for the Honey & Lemon dressing:
  • 1 tablespoon good honey
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • salt and black pepper

Criss-cross the figs but not quite to the bottom or cut them in quarters, as you prefer. Then, using your thumbs and forefingers, squeeze the base of the fig to expose the inside.

This will make it look nice, and it allows your dressing to get right into the middle of the figs. All these little things really help to make a salad special. Simply place the figs in a platter, tear some of the mozzarella and rip over some basil. Mix 6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, 3 tablespoons of lemon juice, a tablespoon of good honey and some salt and black pepper together in a bowl. Taste, and then drizzle the salad with the dressing and enjoy.

Always a winner.My Summer Fig Salad

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