Simple salads: fig, ham and mozzarella salad

Fabulous figs

I love the rich purple hue of fresh figs

I am LOVING the fresh figs we seem to be able to get hold of at the moment.

Perfect with mozzarella

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.

A quick and simple 5 minute fig, ham and mozzarella salad

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. Great for lunch. Great for dinner.

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

Olive oil

Balsamic vinegar

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.

5 minutes is all it takes to throw this salad together.

Lots of love

thebigfatnoodle

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Comments
18 Responses to “Simple salads: fig, ham and mozzarella salad”
  1. What a good idea to mix figs and mozzarella! I’ll have to try that soon.

  2. I’m falling in love with your flavors! very interesting! LOVE the balsamic vinegar touch (had it in mind even before I finished reading!)

  3. 16months says:

    Love this idea, I can’t wait to try it. Thank you for sharing.

  4. I enjoy a nice simple salad. I’ve never had fresh figs, they look yummy. Fig rolls are deeelish.

  5. Kelly says:

    This salad looks beautiful – it’s hard to beat the taste and allure of fresh fig in the fall… These rich purple ones are particularly gorgeous. Balsamic is a nice pairing.

  6. So Simple and oh so DELICIOUS:)

  7. Really good looking salad TBFN! Thanks for another great recipe 🙂

  8. lulu says:

    I absolutely love this combination of ingredients and will be having this salad after next trip to the grocery. Please have figs! Thought of you this AM when I decided to make a coconut milk based soup for dinner.

  9. TasteFood says:

    Beautiful salad! There are lots of figs in the market right now – this is a perfect easy meal.

  10. rachsmith says:

    Oh my goodness—that looks absolutely delicious. Am going to stay with my mum this weekend…and she’s got a fig tree, so think it could be on the menu! Thanks for the inspiration. x

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