RECIPE: Mozzarella & Fig Summer Salad
This is the prefect summer salad for any occasion. Easily scaled up for a BBQ or party, this recipe can be a delicious side salad or healthy main.
1 x buffalo mozzarella
1 x large fig
1 x small fig
100g mixed cherry tomatoes
green & black pitted olives
50g red onion
1 x small clove of garlic
2 tspn olive oil
1 tspn balsamic glaze
1 tspn lemon juice
salt and pepper
1 Slice the fig into eight pieces and place into bowl.
2 Half the avocado and remove the flesh by scooping out with a spoon. Chop each half into chunks and add to the bowl.
3 Cut the tomatoes in half, slice the red onion before placing alongside the fig and avocado.
4 Crush the garlic clove and use a jar to mix it with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.
5 Shake the dressing well before pouring over the ingredients in the bowl and tossing well to cover all pieces evenly.
6 Add a small handful of rocket and a few basil leaves to the mix before pouring onto a plate.
7 Place a sprinkle of mixed pitted olives to the plate.
8 Drain the mozzarella before tearing and placing in the centre of the plate and drizzling with balsamic glaze.
9 Serve as main for one or sharing dish for two alongside fresh focaccia and a glass of Pinot Grigio.