Summer time means sweet juicy fruit. And fruit isn´t just for jams or desserts you know. Oh no, mixed with peppery salad leaves and a citrusy sweet dressing it´s a perfect summer starter.
We have two seasons of figs here in Andalucía, early summer Brevas (usually the dark, black-skinned figs) and late summer Higos (the green variety). How lucky are we?!
Big Man came home yesterday with four juicy figs that had somehow fallen into his pocket off someone´s tree. At least, that´s what he told me and who am I not to believe him?!
Not enough for dessert, but just enough for a little salad.
Not so much a recipe as an inspiration to make a version yourself. I mixed some chopped lettuce with basil and rocket then over the top I put the four
stolen precious figs, one peeled chopped peach and about 2 tablespoons of chopped semi cured goat´s cheese.
To make the dressing I mixed 1 tablespoon of honey with 1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar, 3 tablespoons of olive oil and a squeeze of lemon juice. Salt and pepper were added then it was all shaken up then poured over.
Ah, “stolen” fruit always seems to taste that much sweeter!
67 thoughts on “Herb salad with Figs and Peaches”
I am salivating at the mere thought of this here SCRUMITY salad and you know how I LOVE figs.
I do know you love figs! We are hoping for a good crop this year, how was yours?
Oh, FIGS….don’t we wish they grew well here.
$2 each at the store right now, but that won’t stop me if they’re ripe! No luck, so far, but a salad like this is the perfect use when they do look ready!
Ours won´t be ripe until September, but I do remember paying “through the nose” (English expression, it´s a bit weird but it means very expensive!) for them in London. Sometimes you just have to do it!
It’s a common expression here, too…I have to go out tomorrow, and if I see any figs worth having, I’ll have them 🙂
Oh good – it´s an expression that travelled well! Hope you find some figs 🙂
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Looks so good!
We really enjoyed it 🙂
I love the colors too!
That is a fantastic salad. Having pockets that allow figs to fall into them is essential country attire.
They have to be deep pockets to fit plenty in!
Will somebody please show me a more beautiful and succulent salad than this!! Wow, how lucky are you, all around, but to have a man too whose pockets magically fill with fruit! That goes beyond lucky!
I´m lucky that Big Man often comes home with little gifts from Mother Nature – they are usually honestly come by though!
Gorgeous colors in your salad, and fresh figs…how I wish I had a tree. Maybe someone’s figs will fall into my pocket soon!
If you stand under a tree for long enough, I´m sure some will fall into your pocket 😉
Great colours in the psychedelic salad 😉
Well, I did have a little play with them in the second photo, but the first one was the real thing!
Sshh – they look great 😉
I won´t say another word….maybe no one will notice my trickery!
¡Jeje! Qué rica ensalada, seguro que los higos estaban buenísimos 😉
FIIIIIIGGGGSS!!! I’m now having major cravings. Why don’t our figs taste any good? Probably because we haven’t had any sun for about 3 months!
I used to find that the figs I bought in the UK which had been imported were always picked too soon (understandably as if they picked them at the moment of perfect ripeness they´d be jam by the time they reached their destination) and just didn´t taste of anything 😦
Oh I am sooooo hoping that the figs will be ripe at our casa when we are there in a week or two!!! (Well… the fig tree is truly in the neighbor’s garden next door, but since their house is abandoned, AND the limbs are stretching to our patio, it would be a shame to let just the birds have them, right??)
Fingers crossed – ours don´t ripen until September, so hopefully you won´t have to wait that long! And yes, I think the owners (whoever they may be) would thank you for picking them as it´s better for the tree. And you can make wonderful fig jam (I think I might have posted a recipe last year…will have to check)….so good with tangy cheese 🙂
What a great combo, Tanya. Figs & peaches, together again! I bought some of both, over the weekend, and have been enjoying them as-is. I’ll try salads and the like once I’ve munched on a few more. There’s nothing quite like the first fruit of the season, whether it’s peaches, apples, figs, pears, you name it.
I have to say John, I agree. If they´re fresh and sweet the best way to eat them is “as-is”. On this occasion, as I felt it only right to share the “plunder” I had to devise a way to make it go further 😉
That is beautiful!
Well, figs may be the centre of attention, but just looking at those succulent peaches from the middle of our winter here, just makes my mouth drool with anticipation.
Yes, there at their peak right now and soooo good!
Maybe we shall call you Eve of the forbidden fruit fame?
I ❤ figs.. I really wish our seasons timing of fruit coincided so I could just pop out and pick some of those figs and make this salad. Who am I kidding.. no one pops out and picks anything up here.. maybe "picks up" from a store:D
Picking up from a store is good too….just without the thrill!
That looks yummy. We have been craving salads in our family and I may have to try this one. And I believe Big Man. I grew up in Southern California and someone how oranges and lemons would magically appear in my hand on my way to school.
You understand the concept then of the magically falling fruit!
YUM! This is printed out ready for summer fruit. YUM.
I think you liked it!
That is a fantastic concoction of colors and flavors!! Brava!!!
Thank you so much – I think you would have made it look prettier though!
Mmm. I want this! Borrowed or scrumpied. Or foraged. 😉
Oh yes, scrumping…what fun!
This looks SO refreshing and delicious!
Glad you liked it!
Wow. The figs and peaches sound delicious together!
I don´t usually like sweet salads, but this worked perfectly!
Hahaha, love it… one might say that the figs were “poached”, eh, eh? 😀
What a fantastically colourful salad – I never tried figs and peaches together as part of a savoury dish before – what a beautiful idea… something to try for sure!
They were indeed poached!
This is a nice fresh salad!
I think that figs are lovely with savoury dishes 🙂
Mmm – am now thinking of figs with parma ham!
Stolen fruit is definitely sweeter. And I’m not commenting on having 2 fig seasons, I’m pretending I didn’t read that!
Console yourself with the fact that our tree teases us with tiny figs early in the year which all promptly drop off before maturing!
Gorgeous photos! 🙂 As good as that salad must taste 😉
Thanks so much Fati!
Damned RIGHT stolen fruit is sweet…nothing like a bit of scrumping to make that fruit taste like heady heavenly nectar…it adds the danger element ;). I recently scrumped 4 fig trees. They were growing from branches under a neglected fig tree that had been weighted to the ground by long grass and had actually taken root. Never one to let a chance go by…I appropriated them and they are overwintering in the glasshouse before being planted out along with my 2 year old figlet taken from a cutting from a tree in the city that no longer exists. I LOVE figs…I envy you your figs and remember as a child gorging myself senseless (no hard) on a neighbours fig tree that they didn’t utilise (also pilfered…methinketh a pattern is emerging here…). Who needs other food when the fig harvest is in! By the way folks…after several bucket loads of figs I never once had any sort of unfortunate “toilet” episodes so feel free to eat with impunity! (Although limit your fig pilfering to obviously underutilised fig trees or you may live to regret it! 😉 )
How wonderful that you managed to “save” a fig tree by planting a cutting. I´ve never had problems after eating lots of figs either 🙂 Fortunately where we live there are plenty to go round!
Yum…your salad looks great. I just bought black figs that looked so good but were dry. I ended up mashing them and making a sauce. Lucky you that figs just fell into Big Man’s pocket.
It´s so disappointing when fruit promises so much in the way it looks then fails to deliver 😦 Bet the sauce was good though!
Scrumping for figs…a splendid idea!
I love that word…scrumping!
My parents have a small fig tree and the kids came home yesterday with a few figs.I was wondering what I should do with them..now I know!
Ah, hope you enjoy them (mind you, I´d be tempted to just enjoy them “as is”)!
I particularly liked the salad can make a salad first decreased my appetite because I was in the past … this diet very bagud reference mistress