Simple salads: fig, ham and mozzarella salad
I am LOVING the fresh figs we seem to be able to get hold of at the moment.
They’re juicy, plump and packed with flavour.
I threw this salad together in five minutes when I unexpectedly ended up working from home yesterday and needed to raid the fridge for something quick and easy to make.
When it comes to salads, I’m a bit of a purist. I don’t really like fancy sauces and I hate an over piled plate – I just think salads should be kept as simple as possible.
Can’t claim this combo as my own as I’ve eaten variations of this fig salad in restaurants but it normally calls for parma ham. I’m not flash or rich enough to have parma ham just sitting around in my fridge (wish I were though :)) but the good old sandwich ham we had in the fridge today worked just as well, at a fraction of the cost too.
Even my husband, who’s never really taken an interest in fresh figs before, actually turned around and said they were ‘really nice’, praise indeed for the humble and underrated fig. 🙂
Fig, ham and mozzarella salad (perfect for 2)
2 handfulls of freshly washed baby salad leaves
2-3 fresh figs, cut into sections
1/2 ball of mozzarella (either buffalo or a very good,creamy mozzarella), roughly torn into small segments
1 slice of ham, torn or cut into strips
Divide your salad ingredients evenly between 2 plates and drizzle over with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. Finish with a twist of ground black pepper. That’s really it.
Lots of love