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December 5, 2018

Roasted Fig Blue Cheese Salad

My first experience with roasted fig was years ago at a popular restaurant in Singapore. It is not every day we could find fresh seasonal figs here, so when I came across them in Cold Storage, I greedily grabbed a few boxes.

Turkish Black Figs.

While fresh figs taste great (like plums), there is something about warm roasted figs that is just absolutely amazing. Imagine juicy, toffee-like sweetness, mingling with just a slight amount of tanginess. Figs’ best friends are stronger cheeses like goat or blue.

 

Today, I’m using the strong and robust Gorgonzola. Blue cheese could be an acquired taste for some, so I recommend starting off your palette with Stilton Blue. Feel free to include slices of prosciutto, ham or your favorite protein to turn it into a main-course salad.

 

Ingredients:
4 fresh whole figs – cut into halves
1 packet (125 g) rocket leaves
A handful of roasted cashew nuts / walnuts (I’m using store-bought honey roasted flavor)
2 tbsp blue cheese – crumbled

The line up.

Honey Balsamic Dressing:
1 ½ tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 ½ tbsp honey
1 tsp wholegrain mustard

The line up for dressing. Wholegrain mustard is missing in this picture.

Serves 2 – 3

Adapted from: Barefoot Contessa 

 

 

Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.

In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing together and whisk well.

 

Arrange cut figs onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast them for 30 to 35 mins or until the juices turn syrupy.

 

Place roasted figs into a bowl, spoon 2 tbsp dressing and mix well.

Gorgeous!

To serve:
Arrange salad leaves on a plate or large bowl. Top with roasted figs, cashew nuts, blue cheese. Drizzle honey balsamic dressing over the top and toss well. Serve immediately.

Bear Naked Food roasted fig blue cheese salad

 

Bear Naked Food roasted fig blue cheese salad

 

Roasted Fig Blue Cheese Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: serves 2 - 3
Ingredients
  • 4 fresh whole figs – cut into halves
  • 1 packet (125 g) rocket leaves
  • A handful of roasted cashew nuts / walnuts (I’m using store bought honey roasted flavour)
  • 2 tbsp blue cheese - crumbled
  • Honey Balsamic Dressing:
  • 1 ½ tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 ½ tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 ½ tbsp honey
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300°F/150°C.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing together and whisk well.
  3. Arrange cut figs onto a baking tray lined with baking paper and roast them for 30 to 35 mins or until the juices turn syrupy.
  4. Place roasted figs into a bowl, spoon 2 tbsp dressing and mix well.
  5. To serve:
  6. Arrange salad leaves on a plate or large bowl. Top with roasted figs, cashew nuts, blue cheese. Drizzle honey balsamic dressing over the top and toss well. Serve immediately.

 

Rachelle

Rachelle

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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.
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Bear is my moniker. Naked is how I like my feet to look. Food is something I live to eat (alot). A food recipe blog that makes sense.

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