Salad with figs & ham

I love figs! … so what don’t I like? 😉

Well, as their season is so short, just a few weeks in September, I rush out to buy them as soon as they appear in the market.

In this salad, I find them terrific! Their sweetness contrasts with the savoury ham, the creamy mozzarella and the crunchy hazelnuts.

 For 2 persons:

150 gr. of salad leaves (curly endive, kale, rocket, cress…)

4 or 5 figs

1 mozzarella ball

50 gr. of Iberian ham (or prosciutto di Parma…)

For the vinaigrette dressing:

1 shallot or spring onion

3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

10 or 12 hazelnuts

salt, black pepper


Put the hazelnuts in an oven dish and roast them for 8 min. (be careful they can burn very easily). Chop them roughly.

Chop the shallot finely.

In a big salad bowl prepare the vinaigrette: put the hazelnuts, the shallots, salt, pepper, olive oil and vinegar and mix well.

On a plate or serving dish put the salad leaves, and over them distribute: the figs cut in quarters, the pieces of mozzarella broken with the hands, and the ham.

Pour the vinaigrette over them.

Ready to eat!

You can serve it with a good slice of rye bread.

This is a great, light salad full of flavours to prepare for dinner especially when you get home from work as it takes 5 minutes to be ready… one can ask no more.


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