San Ciprianu Figs

Fig Salad à la Jamie Oliver

Fig Salad à la Jamie Oliver

In San Ciprianu we picked a load of sumptuously ripe green figs directly from the low branches of a tree. A lot of those succulent soft morsels made it straight into our mouths, mostly my mouth to be exact. But some we saved to make my favourite summer salad of all time. Jamie Oliver calls it the “Easiest Sexiest Salad in the World”. The only thing hard about it is finding all the ingredients you need.

For those of you who want to try it, here is Jamie’s recipe:

Ingredients:

  • Figs
  • Fresh Mozzarella cheese (called bocconcini in Canada)
  • A few thin slices of prosciutto
  • Basil leaves
  • 3 tbsp of freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 6 tbsp of good olive oil
  • 1 tbsp of honey

Dressing:

  • Mix the lemon juice well with olive oil, honey, salt and pepper.

Cut the figs crosswise on top and squeeze the bottom part together slightly to make the top pop open. Arrange figs and mozzarella bits on a platter and sprinkle with basil leaves. Rip prosciutto in bite size pieces and arrange on or in between the figs. Drizzle the marinade generously over everything, making sure it also runs into the open figs.

Enjoy!

8 Comments

on “San Ciprianu Figs
8 Comments on “San Ciprianu Figs
  1. Yummmm, Gabriela!
    What do you call figs in Italian? Probably one of those sexy names.
    Reminded me of picking wild figs in Ibiza end of Sept 1996 or so.
    That salad looks like something else!!! Best to gather ingredients and eat it under the Mediterranean sunset Sun…
    Happy Virgo New Moon (today), with the motto: Being the Living Seed (very apropos fig consciousness too 🙂 )
    Buon appetito!

  2. LOOKS DELECIOUS HOW FORTUNATE FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO GET THE INGREDIENTS FRESH AND THAT YOU COULD PICK THE FIGS YOURSELVES.

    GABRILA BELATED “HAPPY BIRTHDAY”-WE ARE SO ENJOYING YOUR UPDATES.ENVY YOU WHAT A WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE.
    HUGS AND LOVE TO THE FOUR OF YOU.
    AUNT SALLY

  3. Sehr fein, schreib doch eine Mischung aus Kochbuch und Reisebericht…. mit schönen Fotos und ein paar Anekdoten….

    Ich würde es lesen….:-))

    Viel Spaß noch und liebe Grüße aus München

  4. Hallo Gabi, Bill, Sol & Leonie, wir verfolgen Eure Reise auch wenn wir uns noch nicht gemeldet haben. Tolle Berichte und Fotos, macht weiter so. Nachtraeglich noch die allerbesten Wuensche zum Geburtstag fuer Gabi, Leonie und Sol. In NS alles beim alten, wahrscheinlich gibt’s bald Provinzwahlen. Wir kaempfen gegen “fracking” und arbeiten dran, dass es ein Wahlkampfthema wird.
    Lasst Euch nicht vom Winde verwehen
    liebe Gruesse senden Euch Irmgard & Paul

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