Fig and blue cheese salad recipe

starter recipes Dec 26, 2021

  • Serves 8
  • 20 mins to prepare
  • 165 calories / serving


  • 2 apples, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1½ tbsp lemon juice
  • 3 heads of chicory or Little Gem lettuce, trimmed, leaves separated and halved lengthways
  • 40g watercress
  • 8 ripe figs, sliced into eighths
  • 160g Roquefort or Gorgonzola, chopped
  • 40g blanched hazelnuts, toasted and roughly chopped
  • 15g fresh flat-leaf parsley, roughly chopped

For the dressing

  • 1 tbsp cider vinegar
  • 1½ tsp clear honey
  • 2½ tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1½ tsp Dijon mustard


  1. To keep the apple from discoloring, toss it in the lemon juice.
  2. Season and seal the dressing components in a jar, then shake to combine.
  3. On 8 plates, arrange the chicory or lettuce and watercress. Drizzle the dressing on top of the apple, figs, cheese, almonds, and parsley.

Tip: Use a vegetarian blue cheese to make this salad appropriate for vegetarians.


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