Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

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The fig situation at the Santa Monica and Hollywood farmers market has been out of control these past few weeks and I’m taking full advantage! This Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella has been on repeat and it’s literally embarrassing how easy it is!   Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Doesn’t matter the season, I’m all about letting ingredients shine. I’m sure you’ve noticed that none of the recipe here on WGC have overwhelming ingredient lists or weird things you have to custom order. It’s really all about letting whatever is in season shine and this Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella is no exception. Fresh figs, torn mozzarella, salt prosciutto, peppery arugula and an easy vinaigrette… done and done.

I’ve been eating it for lunch just like this, or for dinner with a side of grilled chicken or salmon. It’s the epitome of summer and you need to make it immediately. You’ll look like a rock star…. promise.  (and really isn’t that what life is all about!) Grab any kind of figs you can get your hands on and go for it! xx

Fig Salad with Fresh Mozzarella

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Ingredients

For the vinaigrette

  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup champagne vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil

For the salad

  • 5 cups baby arugula
  • 1-2 pints ripe figs quartered or halved
  • 6 oz fresh mozzarella torn into pieces
  • 2 oz thin sliced prosciutto torn into pieces

Instructions

  • Combine the shallot, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper and whisk. Drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify.
  • Place the arugula on a large platter or bowl, top with prosciutto, cheese and figs and drizzle with dressing.
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19 comments

  1. Lexi @Lexi'scleankitchen

    You had me at figs!! I need to try this!! Such a perfect Summer salad!

  2. Robyn Stone | Add a Pinch

    What a beautiful salad, Gaby! Love figs so I can’t wait to try this!

  3. Heather Christo

    Oh my GOD- this looks so good! I am so happy that it’s fig season!

  4. Monika

    Love fresh figs! This is so pretty and sure to be a summer salad winner.

  5. Liz @ Floating Kitchen

    This is seriously all I need in life RN. Gimme all the figgy salads!

  6. Lindsay Cotter

    You betcha! Real food does shine! And I’m all about this fig situation! On my way, save me some!

  7. Kayla @ The Original Dish

    Mmmmm I just picked up a few pints of figs….and this has my name on it!!!

  8. Drew

    This salad looks delicious and beautiful! I’m wondering since I’m a vegetarian can I just omit the prosciutto or could I replace it for something else to give it a similar salty flavor?

  9. Serena

    Hey Gaby,

    Basil or no basil? In your ingredients there isn’t any basil mentioned and in the instructions you have basil? Either way I love figs and the recipe sounds and looks delish!

  10. Monika

    Yes, the figs are here!!! Always looking for fun new things to do with them. This is such a lovely flavorful salad, and the figs are so photogenic!