The market this weekend had some freshTurkish, Spanish and Sicilian figs (not quite figs) so before the summer fruit season finishes one more sweet treat. My favourite : figs
Love using them in savory and sweet dishes. They are great for jam and chutney as well. I made 2 different delicious figs, feta and flowers salads and warm honey figs with ricotta. Easy no cook instant salads by combining figs with feta, nuts and a dressing. Herbs and flowers will make it pop, dainty and salivating.
I added some fresh hazelnuts, they give that green nutty taste that’s why I prefer fresh versus dried, it gave the salads a nice crunch. and they are bang in season too.
The dressing I used on the salads was equal parts of guava syrup, lemon vinegar and a mild olive oil with a twist of pepper and salt.
The flowers and herbs are from my garden: lemon geraniums for the warm figs and lavender, borage, oregano flowers, capucine flowers and few lemon verbena leaves.
I warmed the figs with honey in the pan and added a few lemon germanium leaves for taste. I added the warm figs to ricotta. Add granola and serve for breakfast.