The Sexiest of Salads
by Anna Hewitt
Eating a fig always seems so indulgent, splitting open the skin to expose the fleshy inside; the taste so sweet, yet so earthy. They arrive on our shelves for such a short amount of time, so when I saw the table piled with them at the farmer’s market this week, I almost fainted in excitement. I bought a bag (for only $3!!!) instantly ate one, and then set about making the rest into a salad to do the beautiful bowl we had just been given from two very dear and very generous guests as a thank you present for having them to stay for a week (more on these adventures to come). When I sent a picture of the salad I made to my friend Courtney, she replied with “Oh just stop it. Fig porn”. And so this sexy salad was born.
Sexy Fig Salad
6 ripe figs – black or green is fine.
4 slices of prosciutto
About 30g feta
Spread the rocket onto a big dish and arrange the quartered figs on top. I used a mixture of green Adriatic figs and Black Mission figs. Next tear your prosciutto into smaller parts and arrange it around the figs. Finally, crumble the feta all over the top.
I dressed this with honey, thyme, olive oil and balsamic vinegar. The balance of the salty and sweet flavours is pure perfection and I have no doubt that you will love this salad. We ate ours with some walnut bread and a glass of rose. It was summer evening bliss.