Tomato Fig Salsa

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The combination of dried figs, tomatoes, red onions, and honey vinaigrette gives this salsa a very pleasant slightly sweet tang that pairs perfectly with roasted meat or seafood.

Honey Vinaigrette
  • 180 g Ripe tomatoes, deseeded and finely diced
  • 50 g Cucumber, diced
  • 1 Small red onion, finely diced
  • 50 g Dried fig, finely diced
  • 1-2 tbsp Flat parsley
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2/3 tsp Honey
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  1. To make the dressing, mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  2. To make the salsa, place diced tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, fig and parsley in a large bowl. Pour in the dressing and gently mix until combined, then taste and adjust seasonings. Store the salsa in the fridge until ready for use.

79 comments:

alison 28/1/11 19:53

beautiful and tasty salsa!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 28/1/11 19:59

Delightful! That combo is very original.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Stephanie 28/1/11 20:05

How lovely! What an interesting combination of flavors. Love the addition of the dried figs. Awesome!

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Happy Cook 28/1/11 20:18

Wowo i have never tried this combo, but i can imagine how good it will be.

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MaryMoh 28/1/11 21:15

I love to eat dried figs. I would love this one. I can even eat it without the roast :D

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Sharon 28/1/11 21:15

Wow this looks so delicious and refreshing! Never seen salsa like this before, it sounds fantastic! You always come up with the best ideas :D.

I saw your comment that my cajun chicken potato photo was not coming up. I haven't been blogging for very long so I have no idea why that happened. Is this the first time my photo doesn't show? It happens with my mom quite frequently (she uses a Mac). I always downsize my photos so I'm not sure why it doesn't show up. Might you know why? You seem to know blogging very well and have a lot of experience with it.

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Priya 28/1/11 21:17

Thats truly inviting and interesting salsa..

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Hasna 28/1/11 21:20

colorful & yummy...nice click too...

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Soumya 28/1/11 21:41

delicious,healthy and colorful salsa

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Ana Rita 28/1/11 22:02

A very good combination...Delicious!

Kiss,

Rita

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Suchi 28/1/11 22:27

This looks really good angie! Loved the salsa- Yum!

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danasfoodforthought 28/1/11 22:34

i love the sweet addition of figs and honey to this tomato salsa. It soulds so delicious... I probably wouldn't even use it as a topping... I'd just eat it straight from the bowl!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 28/1/11 23:24

What a wonderful mix of flavors! I would have never thought to put them together but I just know they would taste great.

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Tanantha @ I Just Love My Apron 28/1/11 23:56

Sounds refreshing and I can't agree with you more that it sounds perfect with seafood!

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claudia lamacolo 29/1/11 00:06

What a gorgeous healthy dish!

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Torviewtoronto 29/1/11 00:43

tomato and figs yummy combination

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FOODESSA 29/1/11 00:54

How unique. I honestly would not have thought of this combo...hmmm...very appetizing and versatile at the same time. Thanks Angie ;o)

Flavourful wishes,
Claudia

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Belinda @zomppa 29/1/11 00:55

What a lovely combination! It's different levels of sweetness...wonderful!

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Elisabeth 29/1/11 03:32

Angie-I was hoping that your recipe was not with fresh figs, because there's no way we could get fresh figs here, this time of year. Dry figs are in abundance. I've neve heard of this type of salsa, it sounds and looks so delicious, and a rich combination. So, beautiful!

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Christine@Christine's Recipes 29/1/11 04:40

Very refreshing salad, Angie! Love figs to go with any fruits or veggies.

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Angela 29/1/11 04:53

This looks delicious. I love the idea of figs and honey in a salsa.

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scrambledhenfruit 29/1/11 06:26

This sounds like it has the perfect balance of flavors! I bet its great with fish or chicken! :)

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Heavenly Housewife 29/1/11 08:57

The addition of fig to the salsa is a lovely idea, it must give an unexpected burst of sweetness. Simply delicious!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

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Shirley @ Kokken69 29/1/11 12:46

Another interesting combination, Angie! Figs and tomatoes... You leave me wondering again.

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Sanjeeta kk 29/1/11 13:31

Wow! A combo of fruit & veggie is always a winner. Love the vibrant colors of the salsa.

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kitchen flavours 29/1/11 13:44

Fabulous looking salsa! I have all the ingredients, can I use red wine vinegar instead? Will give this a try after all the CNY goodies! Thank you!

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Joanne 29/1/11 15:49

Oh wow. I adore dried figs but would have never thought to use them in something like this. Delicious!

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Emily Z 29/1/11 16:27

FIG salsa?!? How interesting! I haven't really cooked with figs yet, but this sounds intriguing!

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Rosemary 29/1/11 16:48

Like Elisabeth, I was glad to see that you didn't call for fresh figs -- a near impossible find here any time of year! I have to echo all that's been said -- wonderful combination of flavors. Unique, creative. Thanks for sharing.

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My Little Space 29/1/11 16:53

I like when you add in the dried figs. It is something not so sweet and perfect for the salsa mix. Btw, any plans for the coming celebration? Am I invited to your party too? haha... Hope you're enjoying the weekend.
Cheers, Kristy

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Cheah 29/1/11 18:12

Great interesting salsa with dried figs.

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Kate @ Diethood.com 29/1/11 19:09

I would've never thought to put figs in salsa, but this sounds delightful! Love the vinaigrette!

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Angie's Recipes 29/1/11 20:59

@Sharon
No worry, it happened to me too. :-)) I don't know the reason, maybe it's a free service, so things like this can happen ;-))

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Rosy 29/1/11 21:14

Such a creative recipe! I would have never thought to pair figs and tomatoes... Looks delicious.

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Indian Cuisine Blogroll 29/1/11 21:18

love salsa..this one is new to me..very creative..

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Angela FRS 29/1/11 22:35

How beautiful! I never would have thought of this combo, but it sounds fantastic.

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Elin 30/1/11 00:20

Angie ,this is so original and I have bookmarked this. Lucky u uses dried fig. Hard to get the fresh ones over here ;) thank you so much for this refreshing salsa. Here is me wishing you GONG XI FA CAI to you and family;)

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 30/1/11 00:25

Delightful little bowl of salsa!

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Raina 30/1/11 01:34

Great recipe! I love the combo of sweet and savory....sounds delicious!

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aipi 30/1/11 02:40

That is very innovative Angie..loved the recipe n am definitely going to try it :)

US Masala

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Cristina 30/1/11 03:47

Angie: Where do you get these great ideas for flavor combinations? This sounds so good the tomatoes with the figs. How are you serving this? With crusty bread, crackers or on the side of a dish? Looks fantastic!

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ann 30/1/11 04:06

This is an interesting combo. Looks so wonderful and fresh!

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thecompletecookbook 30/1/11 10:25

Hmm, sounds and looks so tasty.
:-) Mandy

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 30/1/11 14:34

Wish I had access to fresh figs right now. Honey and figs are great together.

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Hornsfan 30/1/11 15:40

Angie this looks so good, I love the combination, you're so creative, I wouldn't have thought to combine tomato and fig!

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Faith 30/1/11 16:17

This is really fantastic, Angie! I absolutely love how you added fig!

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mr. pineapple man 30/1/11 16:53

I would love to have that for lunch today!

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Victor 30/1/11 17:14

Such a refreshing salsa. Great use of figs as a sweetener!

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Barbara 30/1/11 17:44

This is one of the nicest salsa combos I've seen in ages. I love that you have included figs! Super presentation...my mouth watered. :)

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A Thought For Food 30/1/11 18:20

I'd never thought to put these two together, but the pairing makes perfect sense! Great post!

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Chow and Chatter 30/1/11 18:46

wow what a delightful salsa great idea to add figs

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Anonymous 30/1/11 19:18

I LOVE that this has figs in it. What a unique flavor combination. I would love this. Katy@foodforahungrysoul HUGS!

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Catherine 30/1/11 19:50

Looks wonderful Angie! The addition of figs adds such a fresh and delicious flavor!

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pigpigscorner 30/1/11 23:10

Great use of figs! Looks so colourful and fresh!

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Lisa H. 30/1/11 23:54

I have not had my figs fix yet this year... and not sure whether there is anymore out there.... *sigh*...

I just have to imagine eating figs and tasting your delicious salsa :)

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Stella 31/1/11 00:24

Oh, Angie, I've been away for awhile, but I can see that you're still the queen of flavor combinations. I bet the sweet, dry fig is so nice with the savory, juicy tomatoes and cucumber. Yum!

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Claudia 31/1/11 03:29

Tomatoes and figs is a combo I must try. You are so creative! And this is so pretty. Love the color in the winter - everything is so colorless these days. This salsa brings goodness.

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Sharmilee! :) 31/1/11 03:54

Love the glass bowl .And the salsa with fig n tomatos looks too good

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denise @ bread expectations 31/1/11 04:12

Gorgeous salsa and I LOVE your little fish bowl :D

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A SPICY PERSPECTIVE 31/1/11 04:37

Holy heaven, figs and tomatoes!?! What a great idea. I would have never thought of it!

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Monet 31/1/11 06:47

I can only imagine how perfect this would taste with a fresh fillet of fish. What a unique and beautiful salsa! Thank you for sharing your sweetness with me. I hope you have a joyful week full of continued good eating!

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Lauren 31/1/11 12:50

Love figs. I'm thinking Superbowl for this one.

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delphcotecuisine 31/1/11 16:22

fig and tomato, yummy combo
Delphine

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Mary 31/1/11 16:26

What an unusual combination, but you had great results as well. This is really interesting. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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tigerfish 31/1/11 18:40

What a creative and refreshing salsa! Can be a nice salad too ;)

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grace 1/2/11 07:01

what a pretty, pretty batch of salsa! i fancy myself something of a salsa connoisseur, but figs have never been involved--well done!

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blackbookkitchendiaries 1/2/11 20:32

i would love to have dinner at your home:) you are so talented in the kitchen and i love all the dishes you prepare:) thanks for sharing this recipe!

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Magic of Spice 3/2/11 04:55

What a wonderful combination of flavors...Figs would be amazing here, truly brilliant Angie :)

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Ananda Rajashekar 3/2/11 20:52

Will i ever get tried of saying i love ur presentation NO...just gorgeous salsa :)

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Mike from Madness 4/2/11 02:37

I love the photo, and the salsa looks absolutely delicious. I'm jealous of this recipe! I'm a huge salsa lover and really enjoy developing new and interesting salsas with plenty of chili pepper heat.

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Sara @ Saucy Dipper 4/2/11 05:23

We've been eating a lot of figs at our house lately. Some say they help you lose weight!

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Maria 4/2/11 17:03

What a very different salsa! I have never tried fig in that way before ... I can imagine it must have been delicious though. It looks wonderful!

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Mother Rimmy 5/2/11 18:18

Fantastic change up for a salsa. I've seen all kinds of fruits added to salsa, but not figs. I can so picture this salsa with grilled chicken breasts. Delish!

Kristi

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Bridgett 7/2/11 06:55

What a brilliant use for the figs. I normally see recipes with them in sweet dishes but I love this paired with the tomatoes and used on meats. Great idea!

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Lisa {Authentic Suburban Gourmet } 8/2/11 05:27

Love a unique salsa and yours is just that! My mouth is watering! I have archived this recipe to make in the near future.

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Bren 14/2/11 04:31

this has been bookmarked for future improvising! I love it!! Great combos! :)

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Norma 14/2/11 15:31

This is so good. Sweet and savory!

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