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.