Simple salads are simply the best. Figs are one of my most favourite fruits but here in Adelaide they are very expensive, about $2 for each little fig. So they are like a treat – instead of buying chocolate, we buy some figs. And their season begins in late Mid Summer – the excitement builds as figs first appear in the shops.
Mostly we eat them slowly, as they are, but Fig Salads are gorgeous. This recipe is very simple and plays to the beautiful flavours of the white fig.
Similar recipes include Fig Salad with Hazelnuts, Roast Sweet Potato and Fresh Figs, and Fig and Almond Salad.
Please browse our Fig Salads, all Fig recipes, and also our range of Salad dishes. You can also enjoy our collection of Autumn dishes here.
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Fig Salads are extremely Autumnal, and beautiful, enlivening. They make you forget about the cold weather to come, and just add joy to the table.
Figs and almonds go very well together, and so do figs and hazelnuts. In this salad, hazelnut oil is used to sizzle some sliced hazelnuts before adding them to figs that have been warmed through in the oven.
Are you looking for other Fig Salads? Try White Fig and Rocket Salad, Baked Figs with Thyme, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, and Fig and Almond Salad.
You can also browse all of our Fig recipes, and indeed all of our many many Salads. Or explore our Mid Autumn recipes.
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Oh Figs! How much I love Autumn because of the produce (and the colours), and figs feature so strongly in that love. But what to do when the short Fig season ends?
Middle Eastern shops often stock dried figs, lovely whole round beauties that are different to the dried figs that you might find in the supermarket. They are lovely to snack on whole, but also, when they are soaked, they taste so much like figs, with a familiar internal texture.
This salad is wonderful with fresh figs, do try it. But today we made it with soaked, dried figs. It is different, but the sweet figs with the blue cheese is so lovely. And it is great to be able to make this salad outside of fig season.
Are you looking for similar Fig recipes? Try Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Figs, Fig Salad with Almonds, and Fig Salad with Hazelnuts and Mesclun.
Are you looking for other salads? These will be just what you are looking for – there are quite a few.
Browse all of our Fig recipes here. Or take some time out with a cuppa to browse our Late Autumn dishes.
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The fig season seems so brief in Adelaide, but that might be because they are so hard to find in green groceries. It seems that as soon as they appear in the shops, the season is over.
This year I did manage to find some of the green variety of figs that ripen earlier, and then some outrageously expensive black figs. Really, I need to make friends with someone with a fig tree.
One of Ottolenghi’s dishes in Jerusalem takes advantage of the beautiful taste and texture of figs to pair them with sweet potatoes, chillies and spring onions. This is so good. I mean SO GOOD. You do need to have figs that are sweet, moist and very ripe. You can smell the sweetness.
By the way, if you have access to figs, don’t forget to dry a few dozen, for use over winter.
Are you looking for Fig recipes? Try Baked Figs with Thyme, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, Fig Salad with Hazelnuts and Mesclun, and Fig and Pecorino Salad.
Or perhaps you are looking for Sweet Potato dishes. Read about Sweet Potatoes here. And then try Caramelised Sweet Potatoes, Potato and Sweet Potato Spicy Curry, Sweet Potato Wedges with Creme Fraiche Dressing.
Or take some time and browse all of the Fig dishes and the Sweet Potato dishes. We have a few Israeli dishes. Take a look at the Ottolenghi dishes we have tried. Or take some time and browse our Mid Autumn recipes.
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This morning some eggplants were baking for a planned eggplant and yoghurt dish, and I decided to pop figs into the oven alongside the eggplants, for a great breakfast treat. These are easy – figs, thyme and olive oil. Delicious. Roasting or baking figs intensifies their sweetness. Ten minutes or so and they are ready.
If you are looking for other Fig recipes try these – Roasted Sweet Potato and Fresh Figs, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, Fig Salad with Almond Butter Dressing, and Figs with Pecorino.
Browse all of our Fig recipes, our Breakfast recipes, all of our Baked recipes, and all of our Dessert recipes. Or take some time to browse our Late Summer dishes.
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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 White Fig and Rocket Salad, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, Fig Salad with Blue Cheese, Fig and Pecorino Salad, and Fig and Almond Salad.
Browse all of the Fig recipes here. Find out how to make Nut Butters here. Or explore our Mid Autumn recipes.
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A precious gentle sweet dessert.
Figs are one of the most special fruit. This simple dessert combines flavours that go so well with them – rosewater, honey and almonds. There is no cooking involved, so the dessert (or midnight snack) is ready in minutes.
Are you looking for Fig recipes? Try Roasted Sweet Potato and Fresh Figs, Fig and Almond Salad, Fig and Almond Salad, and Fig and Pecorino Salad.
Browse all of the Fig recipes here. Our Dessert Recipes are here. Or enjoy exploring our Early Autumn dishes.
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Take one book, a wedge of gorgonzola, some figs if you have them, some walnuts and celery stalks. Continue reading “A Gorgonzola Snack”
A fresh and inviting salad.
This salad has survived the years. It came about because I had some figs sitting on the kitchen bench, and some left over fresh pecorino. In a hurry, I threw them together in a salad with glorious results.
Figs, surprisingly, take acid very well, rocket too, so be generous with the lemon or lime juice.
The salad is fresh and inviting, and we have been known to have it for a Late Summer breakfast with a cup of coffee. Enjoy!
Are you looking for Fig recipes? Try White Fig and Rocket Salad, Fig Salad with Hazelnuts and Mesclun, Figs with Rosewater and Almonds, and Figs Baked with Thyme.
Browse all of our Salads, or all of our Fig recipes here. Or enjoy browsing our Late Summer recipes.
We first made this dish in 2003, and it has survived the test of time. Feel free to browse other recipes from our Retro Recipes series – vegetarian recipes from our first blog from 1995 – 2006.
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