Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad

 

 

Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad – a Delicious Combination of Salty and Sweet

 

Many years ago we discovered a lovely restaurant in Warsaw with a great ambience. It was beautifully decorated in an old-fashioned rather than fashionable minimalistic way. We were sure always to find there immaculately starched and ironed tablecloths and serviettes. There were beautiful flower arrangements not only on each of the tables but also on a charming fireplace and at the entrance. The restaurant also and most importantly served delicious food.

I don’t remember what I ordered when we were there for the first time. The choice was big, and everything sounded exquisite. But once when we went to that restaurant I wasn’t too hungry and wanted something pretty light. So I chose a grilled goat’s cheese salad with Iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, cucumbers, and a delicious dressing. I enjoyed that salad so much that afterwards whenever we went to that place, I didn’t even bother to look at the menu, I always chose my favourite dish.

But then one day I decided to make my version at home and combined two of my favourite ingredients: salty goat’s cheese and sweet figs. In my recipe, I grilled the figs along with the goat’s cheese, but I am sure it would be equally good with raw figs. I managed to make a delicious sweet and sour dressing that united all the ingredients. And the toasted almonds added crunch, so everything together made an incredible Grilled Goat’s Cheese and Fig Salad perfect for lunch or even a lighter dinner.

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P.S. Naturally, when my home creation proved to be so successful, it didn’t make any sense for me to order the salad in the restaurant. But that was in truth good news because finally, I could start enjoying other meals prepared in this delightful restaurant.

 

 

 

 

Grilled Goat's Cheese and Fig Salad

Combination of salty (goat's cheese), sweet (figs) and slightly acidic (dressing) tastes, topped up by crunchy almonds.
Servings people
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salad:
Dressing:

Instructions

  1. Preheat a grill to high.
  2. On a baking tray place slices of bread with slices of the goat’s cheese on top.
  3. Smear the cut sides of figs with honey (you can do it with your fingers) and put on the baking tray.
  4. Put the baking tray under the hot grill for a few minutes (total time will depend on the grill but it is better to check it after 3 min. to make sure the cheese does not burn).
  5. Wash and dry the rocket, divide it into 4 plates.
  6. Dry- fry the sliced almonds till golden.
  7. Mix all the dressing ingredients.
  8. When the top of the cheese is golden, take everything out from the oven.
  9. Arrange the grilled cheese and figs on the rocket; pour the dressing over the salad and sprinkle it with the toasted almonds.
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