As I write it is a quiet Autumn morning – the first day of Autumn and it feels peaceful.
Figs come into their own at this time. So delicate, I only bring 3 or 4 home with me at a time, and we eat them one at a time. A delicate thing needs delicate treatment.
For this salad, you can make your own nut butter, or purchase from a good providore or grocer.
Are you looking for fig recipes? You might like to try Figs with Basil, Goat Curd and Pomegranate Vinaigrette, Fig and Fennel Salad with Vin Cotto, White Fig and Rocket Salad, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, Fig Salad with Blue Cheese, Fig and Pecorino Salad, and Fig and Almond Salad.
Fig Salad with Almond Butter Dressing and Slivered Almonds
Quarter some figs and place on a nice plate. Thin some almond butter with sherry vinegar and some water to the consistency of a thick dressing. Drizzle over the figs and scatter slivered almonds over them as well.
I like to have this as a pre-diner salad.