You’ve got to love figs- they’re one of the sexiest fruits around and are in season now. My neighbor has an enormous tree full of this awesome fruit and I was lucky enough to score a few the other day. I have been putting them in everything; on top of my breakfast cereal, on pancakes and in salads like this one. Figs are a good source of minerals in particular potassium which is beneficial for reducing high blood pressure. It is also a highly alkalizing food which helps with keeping the pH balance of the body. Whatever you do with figs, be sure to enjoy them!
Ingredients: serves 2
- 4 figs, each cut in quarters lengthwise
- 2 cups baby rocket
- 1/2 small red onion, sliced
- 1 small green apple, grated
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1 teaspoon organic agave
- 2 tablespoon hazelnuts, roughly chopped
- 1cm cube ginger, roughly chopped
- cracked pepper
- sea salt
In a bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt, agave and ginger.
Add the quartered figs and let marinade for 15-20 mins. (you don’t have to let sit if you dont have time but I find the flavour is better if you do.)
Then add rocket, cracked pepper, hazelnut and grated apple to mix and toss. Serve immediately
This could easily be the yummiest salad ever so give it a try and let me know what you think.