Fig Salad with Marinated Danish Feta & Sweet Balsamic Vinegar

Today was just such a beautiful autumn day. It was a blue bird day, the perfect temperate with a gorgeous breeze floating through the air. It is by far my favourite season, especially early on when summer fruits are still lingering around and the days are still long. Before figs slip out of season, I wanted to make a fig salad as they are just such an intricate fruit with a taste like no other. Just a simple side salad if you need a little change from veggies. I can’t resist figs with cheese and creamy feta cheese is a well suited addition.

I have been growing new batches of microgreens each week and am loving their taste and look in my salads. Have you grown your own micro greens before?

Fig Salad with Marinated Danish Feta & Sweet Balsamic Vinegar


4-6 fresh ripe figs, sliced
Handful of marinated danish feta, crumbled
Generous handful of freshly cut micro microgreens (cress, amaranth red garnet & pea shoots)
Sprinkling of peppercorns, to taste

1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup 


On a serving platter, place the sliced figs and crumble over the feta. Sprinkle over the micro greens and peppercorns.

In a small bowl, add the balsamic vinegar and maple syrup and stir to combine. Either drizzle over the salad when read to serve, or serve on the side.

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  • Reply Kiki March 20, 2014 at 10:42 am

    Hi Rachel Jane – everything looks very appetising, as usual 🙂 Never even heard of microgreens but the look of them in your pics got me interested, and I just did a little research. Will try to grow some at home. Do you have any special tips you could share?

    • Reply rachel jane March 21, 2014 at 8:16 am

      They are so easy to grow. Like an elementary school project, soil, seeds and water. They just grow! No tricks and they are usually ready for harvest within 7-10 days. I have mine sitting on a Southern facing window, as I don’t think they like harsh direct light! They are cute huh?

      • Reply Kiki March 21, 2014 at 5:30 pm

        Totally cute! And they make great props in food blogging 🙂

  • Reply Karene W March 20, 2014 at 6:31 pm

    Fresh and Yummy!Lovely shots!

  • Reply Pang March 21, 2014 at 12:51 am

    Your photos are so mouthwatering & gorgeous as always. I can eat this salad every week; spring is indeed here.

  • Reply DellaCucinaPovera March 23, 2014 at 8:55 am

    This looks heavenly. And what a trident of a fork 🙂

  • Reply Helen @ Scrummy Lane March 23, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    Hello! Wow! This is such a beautiful salad … and with beautiful photographs to match! I bet the sweetness of the figs goes just perfectly with the feta 🙂

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