Fig and mozzarella salad

Prep: 20 mins
Fig and mozzarella salad
Delicious beautiful fruit with this light and creamy cheese salad makes an ideal Italian inspired starter.

2 tbsp red wine vinegar

150ml port

1 cinnamon stick

2 star anise

6 figs, halved

90g baby leaf and rocket greens

250g buffalo mozzarella, drained

100g Parma ham

50g pine nuts (optional)

Use a small pan and combine the vinegar, port, cinnamon and star anise.

Bring to the boil, then simmer for 10 minutes until the mixture reduces and turns syrupy. Leave to cool.

Divide a little salad on each of the serving plates.

Place the halved, open side of each of the fig halves into the syrup, then arrange on the leaves.

Tear the mozzarella into bite-size pieces and scatter over the top.

Drizzle with remaining sauce, top with a layer of the ham and scatter over some pine nuts before serving.


Preparation Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Fruit, Alcohol, Cheese, Pork, Vegetables, Nuts, Spice

Recipe Type
Entertaining, Salads

Level of Difficulty

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