Fig and goats cheese salad on plate

Fig and Goats Cheese Salad

A really delicious and easy to prepare starter that takes minutes to prepare and is cooked in 20 minutes.
Course starter
Cuisine International
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 230kcal
Author Jacqueline Bellefontaine


  • 50 g blanched hazelnuts
  • figs
  • 200 g soft goats cheese
  • handful rocket leaves
  • 1-2 tbsp balsamic vinegar to drizzle
  • 1-2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 6 slices Parma ham (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 180℃ (160℃ fan)/350°F/gas mark 4. Line a baking sheet with baking parchment. Toast the hazelnuts in the oven for 5-6 minutes until pale golden, then coarsely chop and set aside.
  • Cut the figs into quarters, from the top almost to the base, and place on the baking sheet. Divide the goat's cheese equally between the figs placing in the centre of each fig.
  • Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and tinged brown.
  • Meanwhile, place a few rocket leaves on each serving plate. Place a fig in the centre of each plate. Scatter a few chopped hazelnuts over the plate and drizzle with a little balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
  • Season with a little pepper and top with a slice of Parma ham if using. Serve immediately.


Calories: 230kcal | Carbohydrates: 11g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 123mg | Potassium: 124mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1.2mg