Fig Parmesan Salad with Balsamic Reduction

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This simple yet delicious fig salad incorporates with all wonderful flavours of the saltiness of Parmesan, the sour tang of vibrant red currants and the sweetness of figs and balsamic reduction.

  • 60 ml Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/3 head Lollo rosso lettuce, torn into bite-size pieces
  • 2-3 Ripe figs, cut into wedges
  • 2 tbsp Parmesan, shaved
  • 1 handful Red currants
  • 1-2 tbsp Argan oil
  • Salt and freshly mulled black peppercorns
  1. Heat a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add in balsamic vinegar and reduce for about 5 minutes until thick and syrupy.
  2. In a salad bowl, combine lollo rosso lettuce, figs, shaved Parmesan, red currants and argan oil. Divide between two serving plates and drizzle with balsamic reduction. Season with salt and pepper to taste. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Cooking Rookie 16/7/12 06:34

Beautiful salad! So healthy, so rich and delicious! I don't think I can buy this particular lettuce or red currants, but I can use raspberries instead, I guess. I will definitely try a variation of this. Thank you for sharing and have a wonderful week!

Vimitha Anand 16/7/12 07:37

Thats a very refreshing salad angie... Nice ingredients

Honey Bee Sweets 16/7/12 07:40

Oh gosh, indeed mouth watering. It's lunch time and it'll be sooo great to have this. Love those beautiful figs! Too bad we can't get them fresh over here. :P

anne 16/7/12 07:46

Fig and balsamic vinegar really goes well together , isn't it ?! Such a refreshing and healthy dish , Angie !

Rosa's Yummy Yums 16/7/12 08:48

A delicious salad! Really refined looking. Great flavors.



Eva Taylor 16/7/12 09:15

Fresh figs ate notoriously expensive in these parts; sometimes costing as much as $2 each! Notwithstanding, this is a lovely combo of flavours perfectly balanced.

Anonymous 16/7/12 09:30

Angie, this is the most exceptional and exciting recipe! Figs are my absolute favourite but sadly our tree is standing bare at the moment. It will be another 6 months before I can enjoy a fresh fig.
:-) Mandy

Pilar. Cook and Spoon 16/7/12 10:00

I love to combine fruit in my salads. It looks delicious and perfect for the heat.

Belinda @zomppa 16/7/12 11:51

Don't usually think of figs in salads...why not? Great addition of sweetness!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 16/7/12 12:09

Angie, your salad is spectacular, especially the last photo. Makes we want to jump into the screen.

I keep meaning to tell you how much I enjoy the clever quotes you use that are such fun to read when we leave our comments. It's a thoughtful gift from you that always leaves a smile on my face.

Alida 16/7/12 13:10

Delicious this salad. Great the addition of balsamic vinegar.

Toni 16/7/12 13:18

There are nice figs on the marker and parmesan in my fridge !! I am so making that salad ! Thank you :)

Priya 16/7/12 14:01

I'll happily finish this full plate rite now.Irresistible salad.

Joanne 16/7/12 14:07

I am SO excited for fig season! This salad looks marvelous.

[Reply] 16/7/12 14:58

Lovely recipe Angie .... but the pictures of those figs are frameable!

glutwin 16/7/12 15:04

Gorgeous offering...This would be fabulous with serrano ham, proscuitto or viande de grisons...Thank you for inspiring my light dinner!

Faith 16/7/12 15:23

What a stunning salad! I love all the different flavor components...and that balsamic reduction is perfect!

StephenC 16/7/12 15:32

With a fig tree bursting with fruit that will be ripe in the next couple of weeks, this is ideal for us. I think I'd like to use arugula and perhaps dried cranberries (I'm not sure I can find currants).

Bibi @ Bibi's Culinary Journey 16/7/12 15:47

Good Morning, Angie!

What a wonderful looking salad. I love the flavor combination :)

Susan 16/7/12 16:22

You had me at figs--I love them and in a salad, how genius! Another great entree for the summer. XOXO

Ellen B Cookery 16/7/12 16:22

Figs have always been one of my favourites. I can't wait to try this recipe out. Thanks for sharing!

Ivy 16/7/12 17:34

Love figs and this salad is making me hungry.

Rosemary 16/7/12 20:19

I've had fresh figs so rarely, they're a special treat for me. THis would be one great way to treat myself!

Katerina 16/7/12 22:22

Figs are not yet ready here. They will be in a couple of weeks and then I will definitely try this tasty and refreshing salad!

Norma Chang 17/7/12 00:33

Will be making this salad as soon as my figs are ripe, did not plant Lollo rosa lettuce this year but have other varieties that will make great substitute.

Jasna Varcakovic 17/7/12 00:35

Absolutely divine combination...One of my weaknesses is cheese and fruit.

Lizzy 17/7/12 01:41

This looks outstanding, Angie! Beautiful salad!

Ilke 17/7/12 02:11

Figs look beautiful. And the salad! I wish there was more fig sold here!
Hope you are enjoying your summer :)

Amy 17/7/12 02:23

Your pictures are stunning and this salad is gorgeous. I'm sure it tastes just as wonderful as I love all these ingredients and the combination must be heavenly.

Asmita 17/7/12 02:46

Hi Angie,
This is such a gorgeous salad!

Jeanette 17/7/12 03:37

Angie - I love all the components in this gorgeous salad. I've never seen argan oil before - where do you buy it from?

kankana 17/7/12 03:56

I am eating more fruits than vegetable this summer and fig is one of them! Liked the recipe. Simple and perfect for the season.

Jeannie Tay 17/7/12 06:19

I have not yet got the chance to taste fresh figs, must be really delicious huh! the dried ones are chewy and mildly sweet too, of course there's no way I can use them for salad lol!

Anonymous 17/7/12 10:57

How luscious and delicious! This is a recipe I have been wanting to make for years too! I must try it soon!

kitchen flavours 17/7/12 12:33

Fresh figs! Beautiful and delicious looking salad! If only that plate is right in front of me!

Fimère 17/7/12 12:36

avec le balsamique c'est délicieux, j'aime beaucoup
bonne journée

rita cooks italian 17/7/12 12:54

I love your salad: figs,parmesan and balsamic are always a great combination. I never added red currants..I will try (the figs in my garden are almost ripe!!)

TasteHongKong 17/7/12 13:00

Love figs, dried or fresh, having them in such a lovely salad is definitely irresistible.

Claudia 17/7/12 14:17

Angie - you just handed me the perfect summer lunch. Thank-you!

Kathy 17/7/12 14:43

What a splendid way to use figs. Gorgeous and delicious looking salad!

petite nyonya 17/7/12 15:42

The figs look so gorgeous! Such a delightful salad!

Tricia @ saving room for dessert 17/7/12 15:45

I look for figs each time I go to the store! I can't wait until I can make a beautiful salad like yours. Very nice Angie! I bet the Parmesan really does compliment the sweetness. Yum

Angie's Recipes 17/7/12 16:50

I got them from an online gourmet store.

lena 17/7/12 17:51

sounds so simple and yet looks incredible!!!

The Slow Roasted Italian 17/7/12 18:52

Fig, parmesan and balsamic! This salad is calling my name.

Erica 17/7/12 18:53

I love figs and this salad looks amazing,Angie!

Quay Po Cooks 17/7/12 19:01

What a lovely salad. I wish fresh figs a more easily available here. I love figs.

Elisabeth 17/7/12 19:51

Getting fresh figs here in S. Florida, is probably once a year, and they cost an 'arm and a leg' ...seriously! About half the size of your gorgeous figs. The last time I had the most beautiful fig salad, with shaved Parmesan, was in Sicily 7yrs ago, and now your amazing fig salad has brought back such fond memories:D
I can only drool over your salad, because I know I can't get these figs:(

Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes 17/7/12 20:27

This is such an explosive combination of flavors! I can´t get fresh red currants here. I´ll think of a substitution while I wait for figs to appear again. Nice recipe!

Pam 17/7/12 20:45

What a lovely salad... it looks wonderful!

The Café Sucré Farine 17/7/12 22:06

Angie, this salad looks like a piece of art work! Just beautiful and so delicious sounding!

Jenn Kendall 18/7/12 00:16

stunning! beautiful flavors and beautiful photos!

Lisa H. 18/7/12 01:53

Beautiful photos of figs...and beautiful salad to enjoy in summer :D

Food For Tots 18/7/12 03:06

I had never tasted figs before but they look such a charm to be included in your salad. ;)

tania @ A Perfect Pantry 18/7/12 03:27

Just gorgeous... the sweetness of the fig would make this salad divine.

Gloria 18/7/12 04:57

Delicious and beauty!!!

Baker Street 18/7/12 07:05

What a gorgeous salad! the sweet fig is so well paired with the parmesan.

Guru Uru 18/7/12 11:23

What a gorgeous salad my friend, parmesan goes with all no doubt :D

Choc Chip Uru

Suzi 18/7/12 14:43

This salad is a beauty, so fresh, simple and elegant.

Amelia 18/7/12 16:12

Hi Angie, another appetizing salad, very colourful too. Can pass some over? LOL

Have a nice day, regards.

Jen @ The Scrumptious Pumpkin 18/7/12 19:19

I've heard about the beauty benefits of argan oil, but I've never tried cooking with it. This salad is wonderful inspiration to try it - it looks amazing! :)

Rebecca Subbiah 18/7/12 20:19

perfect for fig season will try :-)

Anonymous 18/7/12 22:39

oh that looks lovely! i love a good salad on a hot summer day! especially with figs!!

Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook 18/7/12 23:05

What a delicious combination of flavors, I love the sweet figs with the salty cheese. You come up with such gorgeous salads!

Juliana 19/7/12 01:42

What a nice salad Angie...I never had fig in salad...and I love the look and the sound of this.
Always nice pictures :)
Hope you are having a wonderful week!

sally 19/7/12 01:54

Yum! I haven't had fresh figs in a while.

Debra Eliot 19/7/12 14:18

I love anything with balsamic. I would love to try a fresh fig someday! What great flavor combos in this salad.

Cucina49 19/7/12 23:33

Angie, this looks amazing! Figs and parmesan is a perfect flavor combination.

Kiran @ 20/7/12 05:33

I've returned from a looooong hiatus to a beautiful plate of delicious salad. I want :D

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/7/12 00:48

I love fresh figs but I haven't seen them here yet. I should be soon, though! I'd love to try this delicious salad, Angie.

Magic of Spice 21/7/12 03:17

What a gorgeous salad...and I just happen to have some fresh figs :)

Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies 22/7/12 02:04

I was at the grocery store this afternoon debating whether or not to buy figs--I ended up not getting them, but this recipe is making me wish that I had. Looks delicious!

Cinnamon and Thyme 22/7/12 08:32

What a gorgeous salad! Perfect summer dish!

Carolyn Jung 25/7/12 03:22

Every time I go to the market, I pick up a basket of figs. I can't get enough of them at this time of year. And salads like this are one of my fave ways to enjoy them.

The Duo Dishes 26/7/12 23:57

Great colors and textures for this salad. And it's healthy too!

Alissa N 1/8/12 16:42

Looks lovely!! I love figs and always stock up during their season!! Beautiful photos too!!

Asian catering Brisbane 6/8/12 18:43

Very nice explained recipe! It looks good on photos.

Roz 6/8/12 22:18

Angie, how crazy that I just picked up a food magazine today in the store with an article on fig season! I am so excited and I will have to make your gorgeous salad! Your photography continues to amaze me! So creative!

Geni 8/8/12 15:55

What a rustic, yet very gourmet summer salad. Love the use of the figs and currants. So beautiful. Your pics of the figs in the crate are breathtaking Angie!


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