Thursday, July 1, 2010

Fig and Pear Salad

Fruit make a really tasty salad...make sure you get ripe figs and pears though, choose carefully.

1 pear (the yummy lip licking type!)
3  figs (the jammy type!)
150 g mozzarella (now if you find buffalo mozzarella that would be the best!)
4 slices of bresaola (or if you don't find that try parma ham)
2 tbsp chopped walnuts
about 100 g mixed spring greens
  (or even just baby spinach)


1 tbs walnut oil
1tbs olive oil
1tbs balsamic vinegar (the older the better)
Some mixed herbs (fresh would be best but if not use a sprinkling of Italian seasoning)
Salt and pepper to taste.

 (Serves 4.)
Whisk  all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Set aside.
Wash and dry the greens
Cut the figs in quarters. 
Slice the mozarella, and cut into about 12 pieces 
Cut the bresaola slices in strips.
Peel the pear and cut into 8 pieces

To serve:
On each plate (this is for 4), put a handful of greens. 
Put three pieces of mozzarella on top. 
Arrange a fourth of the bresaola strips and pear slices on top
Put three fig quarters on top, and sprinkle with a  chopped nuts.
Use a small spoon to drizzle dressing  around the plate and on the salad.
Serve with fresh baguette.
Super easy and super yummy! 

1 comment:

  1. This recipe is spot on...I'm just about to finish a case of fresh 'mission' figs. Very refreshing ingredients coming together cheerfully in your salad. Thanks;o)
    It's also fun to have seen your post about fresh figs when I just finished posting one on plumping up dried figs with Porto wine.

    It was very nice discovering your culinary journal.
    Flavourful wishes,


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