18 October 2011

Fig, Beetroot & Feta Salad


This is a salad I have been throwing together for lunch at work. I am enjoying it so much, that I keep making the same salad over and over.

The colours, the texture and the flavours are all great. I used pickled baby beets to give this salad a punch, but you could use fresh beetroot.

I am afraid the recipe is a bit of a handful of this and a sprinkle of that, but what more do you need when it comes to a salad?





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Fig, Beetroot & Feta Salad
A colourful salad full of lots of lovely textures and flavours. Easy to throw together in a few minutes.
Ingredients
  • 1 generous handful of rocket salad
  • a few thin slices of onion
  • 6 - 8 mangetout
  • 2 fresh figs, quartered
  • 3 - 4 baby beets (pickled), halved
  • 1 cm slice of feta
Instructions
1. Pop the mangetout in a small bowl and add a splosh of water. Cover the bowl with clingfilm, prick the film with a fork and microwave for 1 minute. Refresh in cold water and pat dry.2. Start layering your salad in your lunch box. First pop in the salad leaves. Sprinkle on the onion rings. Throw in the mangetout. Next add the beetroot and figs, then crumble the feta cheese on top of the salad.3. Make a little of your favourite dressing and pop in a little dish to take with you. Add the dressing at the last moment, so the leaves don't go soggy.4. Enjoy during your lunch break. Prepare for envious looks!
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Total time: Yield: Serves 1







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Honey & Mustard Dressing for One
This is enough dressing for one salad. A quick mix together and it is ready to use or keep for later.
Ingredients
  • 3 tsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp wholegrain mustard
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • freshly ground black pepper
Instructions
Pop all in the ingredients in a small bowl and whisk. Have a taste and adjust until it is just how you like it. A little bit more honey or lemon juice, it is up to you.
Details
Total time: Yield: more than enough dressing for one salad





I am submitting my salad to Susan over at The Well Seasoned Cook who is hosting this week's Weekend Herb Blogging.

Weekend Herb Blogging is a weekly event where food bloggers around the world post recipes about cooking with herbs and unusual vegetables or interesting ways to use vegetables, and on the weekend a roundup is published. Herbs, Fruit, Flowers, Plants or Vegetables.

28 comments:

  1. mmm, now that's my kind of salad.
    I've really missed feta in salads since being pregnant so this shall be added to my 'wishlist of lunches' once baby arrives!

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  2. Love the look of that. Fresh and zingy.
    We're all soups and hot stuff just now - absolutely freezing today but your salad looks very tempting.
    I think all recipes should be "a handful of this" and "a bit of that".

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  3. I forgot about that Nic. I wanted everything I couldn't have. Blue cheese, runny egg yolks and peanut butter. Never mind the wine.

    I think I am still in the mood for salads after my holiday in Cyprus louise :)

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  4. I've been making the same salad for lunch for the past couple of weeks too.

    This one looks so good that I think I'll change - Thanks Jacqueline

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  5. Now I a want to know what your salad was Brownieville Girl :)

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  6. I would make that salad every day too!

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  7. That salad certainly would get envious looks from my colleagues! Some of my favourite ingredients, a fab combination and great photo.

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  8. oh jac! this is incredible...so simiple so perfect! might even streeeetch my budget to buy some figs this weekend, since they are in season!! :)

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  9. this looks beautiful, and the photography is superb!

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  10. Oh! What a beautiful salad! Apparently our Tesco doesn't carry that gorgeous looking Coleman's mustard - yum! I don't normally like figs fresh, but this is so, so pretty. And with feta -- and beetroot! I would never have put the two together. How very gourmand of you!

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  11. I will be having it a lot while I can get my hand on some figs Pam :)

    Thanks Adam & Theresa :)

    I have been getting a pack of three in Tesco for 50p Victoria. Which is not bad at all.

    Thank you WLM :)

    It just came to me when I was standing looking at the figs. A really lovely salad. Wholegrain mustard is my favourite, it has to be said.

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  12. I LOVE salads like this as you may know and yours is a stunner! Just lovely colours and flavours all mingled together, lovely Jac!
    Karen

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  13. Lovely Jac. What a wonderful lunch or light dinner for that matter. Love the colours and flavours.

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  14. I love beetroot with feta. Love figs too. And salads are on my table daily. So... this is perfect for me!

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  15. This salad look really delicious Jacqueline! gloria

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  16. I am so glad you like it :)

    Thanks Gloria :)

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  17. We have figs in the garden (though we've eaten all of this year's crop), this looks like a nice way to use them up :)

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  18. Wow, your own figs, that is wonderful. I am now wondering what you did with them?

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  19. Hi Jac :)

    That salad looks yummy!!

    Maria
    x

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  20. That looks so beautiful; almost too pretty to eat! You don't see many salads like that around lunchtime in my office, I tell ye!

    Thanks again for the Tweet instructions, you're a star! :)

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  21. Hi Jacqui-I love...love, the look of your new Template, and the crisp white look, the sharp, clear photos, wow!...it just stands out and yearns for attention. Congratulations, my dear!
    Also love your fresh figs/beetroot salad, and the salad dressing for it is divine:DDD
    Beautiful presentation, and photos!
    Hugs,

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  22. That looks fabulous. Almost too nice to eat!But I'm sure I could manage to.

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  23. This is such a beautiful salad! I can see why you keep making it!

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  25. Awesome Recipe :)
    I love beetroot and recently planted some in the backyard.
    Here's a good article on how to grow Beetroot :)
    Thanks for sharing.
    Nat

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I love reading comments, so thank you for taking the time to leave one. Unfortunately, I'm bombarded with spam, so I've turned on comment moderation. I'll publish your comments as soon as I can and respond to them. Don't panic, they will disappear when you hit publish. Jac x