Updated on September 14, 2018
Easy and delicious fig salad recipe. The combination of fresh figs, soft white cheese and kale leaves is perfect for summer. This is one of fresh fig recipes to make, when it’s a fig season! Fig salad is not only tasty, but also one of the healthy summer salads!
Figs are best served with salad leaves, creamy or salty white cheese and sweetened with honey. No baking needed, just few ingredients and you can serve this beautiful fig salad. Enjoy it with a glass of white fruity wine!
To celebrate this beautiful fruit I made it the center piece on the plate. First, make raw kale salad. Massage curly kale leaves with oil and lemon juice until they are tender. Remove excess oil with a paper towel (if needed) and put on the every plate.
Then cut the figs and serve them on the leaves. Sprinkle with almonds and sweeten with honey. This is a simple fig salad dressing, that perfectly finishes the combination of citrus kale, fresh figs and salty cheese!
Lower you can find measurements for 1 person, but you can easily adjust it to the needed quantity. Serve one fig per person.
How to eat a fig
It is no need to blend or cut this beautiful fruit in small pieces! Just cut it in half or quarter and serve fresh. Wash well and enjoy it fresh with skin and pulp. To please your taste buds, make this easy salad with figs!
Fresh figs have unique taste and texture with so many small crunchy edible seeds. Sweet, chewy, perfect for pairing with cheeses and wine. And to my mind, this is a really beautiful fruit!
Fig health benefits
Figs were one of the most popular fruits in ancient Greece and Egypt. Not only because they are so tasty, but also extremely beneficial for health. These fresh pear-shaped fruits are low in calories. They contain A, K, E and B-complex vitamins.
Figs are also rich in antioxidants. Moreover, figs have minerals, such as calcium, magnesium, and iron. That is why they are good for improving bones strength.
Also figs contain cholorgenic acid, which helps lower blood sugar level. Moreover, these fruits reduce the causes of heart disease and improve reproductive health. Figs are good for digestion too.
There are so many more health benefits, hidden in this small fruit.
When are figs in season?
The fig season starts in May and ends in November. Main exporters are U.S. California, Chile, New Zealand, Turkey and of course Greece. Make one of the best summer salads with figs!
Fresh fruits are best enjoyed, when they are in season!
Fresh Fig Salad Recipe - Figs and Honey recipe
- 1 fig
- 1/2 tsp honey
- 1 tsp feta
- 1 tsp almond slices
- 1/4 lime
- 1 tsp grape seed oil
- 1 handful chopped kale
- Cover kale with grape seed oil and lime juice, massage the leaves.
- Leave kale for 1 hour or better overnight to soften. For faster option, saute kale with oil and lime juice in the skillet for 5 min on a low heat, stirring. Let it cool. Put leaves on the plate.
- Cut fig in quarter and put on the leaves.
- Sprinkle with almond slices and crumbled feta.
- Add honey on top before serving.