Fig and goats cheese salad with honey and mustard dressing


As you know I do blog a lot of naughty treats on here but in actual fact I eat salad or soup for my lunch every day. I find it fills me up better than most things and the health benefits in getting all different fruits and vegetables are enormous. Your skin and digestive system will especially thank you for all the vitamins, minerals and fibre.

In addition, about this time last year I blogged a fig and parma ham salad that was very well received so I thought it was high time a fig recipe reappeared on here.

To make this you will need:

4 figs cut into quarters or sixths depending on size

2 spring onions, sliced

2 big handfuls curly or living lettuce

1/2 pack soft goats cheese

6 radishes, sliced

1/3 cucumber cut into chunks

For the honey and mustard dressing

1 teaspoon wholegrain mustard

1 teaspoon runny honey

1 teaspoon cider vinegar (you can use white wine vinegar but I had cider vinegar in)

Just less than a tablespoon olive oil


Now salad making isn’t too strenuous at all. Arrange your salad ingredients over your lettuce and top with your figs and crumble over the goats cheese. To make your dressing whisk together the honey, mustard and olive oil. Once this has formed a nice emulsion whisk in the cider vinegar. Taste the dressing. If it is too harsh tasting add a little more olive oil. Drizzle over your salad and toss so that your ingredients are more or less mixed evenly through.


Serve as an accompaniment to grilled meat or fish or with bread as a vegetarian salad.



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