A Mediterranean classic combo of fresh figs and goat cheese in a salad form with tomatoes, walnuts, the usual honey touch, and a balsamic cream not to overpower the dish. Figs and Goat Cheese Salad will blow your mind!

This Figs and Goat Cheese Salad will make you want to forget all those other salads before this one. A simple combination that makes fireworks. Like in the Ratatouille movie, when the rat melts cheese on the mushroom with the help of a lightning bolt… Some ingredients are just much better coupled; this is a good example. A slice of melted goat cheese on a fresh fig piece! Served with crunchy lettuce, walnuts, and cherry tomatoes with a honey dressing and extra balsamic cream.

Figs and Goat cheese salad
Fig, goat cheese salad

Goat cheese Paradise

Where I live, close to the Pyrenees mountain chain, they do some great goat cheeses! Although we don’t see them eating cheese in many dishes, they prefer the cheese by itself, as a Tapa or mainly to start a meal, contrary to finish a meal like in France. They do various sheep and goat kinds of cheeses and often make a mix to make a single cheese.

Cheese in Salad

Figs and Goat cheese salad

On the other hand, I love to mix cheese with my salads; it’s my weakness… In this particular case, I’ve used goat cheese from the Pyrenees. A lightly flavoured, soft kind, so you can easily replace it with any fresh goat cheese.

Fresh Figs

Figs and Goat cheese salad

In June, the beginning of the figs season, down here in Spain. Those delicate fruits are at their best, they contain 80% of water, so I slightly baked them before… to release some of that water and give the fig an extra kick of flavour. I know it’s not always easy to find those fruits… they are incredibly fragile and don’t do well with long-distance transportation. But if you are lucky enough to find some! Jump on them and try this salad. 

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Figs and Goat Cheese Salad

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 minutes
Total Time 14 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 368
A Mediterranean classic combo of fresh figs and goat cheese in a salad form with tomatoes, walnuts, the usual honey touch, and a balsamic cream not to overpower the dish.

Ingredients

  • 4 fresh figs (cut into 2)
  • 4 slices of fresh goat cheese
  • lettuce
  • cherry tomatoes
  • walnuts
  • balsamic cream

Dressing

  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp white wine mustard
  • salt and pepper

Instructions 

  • In a bowl mix all the dressing ingredients and mix well.
  • Add the goat cheese to the figs and cook in the oven for 4 minutes at 180°C (350F°) *optional.
  • Assemble the salad top with the well mixed dressing, figs and a drizzle of balsamic cream.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 368kcal
Course: Ensalada
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: figs, goat cheese, honey, pasta salad

Nutrition

Calories: 368kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 238mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 26g | Vitamin A: 163IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutrition Facts
Figs and Goat Cheese Salad
Amount per Serving
Calories
368
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
29
g
45
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
3
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
21
g
Cholesterol
 
1
mg
0
%
Sodium
 
22
mg
1
%
Potassium
 
238
mg
7
%
Carbohydrates
 
29
g
10
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
26
g
29
%
Protein
 
1
g
2
%
Vitamin A
 
163
IU
3
%
Vitamin C
 
2
mg
2
%
Calcium
 
39
mg
4
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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4 Comments

    • It’s quite a popular salad in Spain! Sometimes, they even caramelize the top of the cheese with some sugar. Magical stuff!

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