This Fig & Pear salad is perfect for the summer or any time really. We have had the hottest summer in London, and I am always craving light and fresh meals. Adding certain fruits to my salads gives it more volume and adds a bit of extra flavour.
You would love this Fig & Pear salad if you are a total sweet and salty person. This recipe satisfies both cravings and it is a perfect balance of flavours.
You can have this on its own, which I do mostly but sometimes I will have it with vegan sausages or my absolute fave, a couple of thinly sliced goats’ cheese. The combination of the fruit with the veggies and cheese just creates an explosive flavour. However, for all you vegan peeps out there, leave the cheese out. It’s also less calorific that way if you are watching your macros.
Figs & Pear Summer Salad
Yield 2 portions
A healthy summer salad with figs and pear.
- 2 figs
- 1 pear
- 1/4 cucumber
- 8 cherry tomatoes
- 1/2 bag salad leaves of your choice
- 2 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1/2 tsp agave nectar
- Make your dressing in a bowl
- Chop up all veggies and fruits into little chunks and add to your bowl along with your salad leaves
- Mix everything well together and add the grated cheese and seeds
- Give it all one more little twirl and serve on a plate
Like I mentioned earlier, I mostly I have it on its own but it tastes great with goats cheese or vegan sausages as well. Oh and also it’s an amazing side for a nice grilled steak.
Hope you enjoy it, comment below if you give it a try!