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This refreshing recipe is not only delicious, but healthy! Since figs are freshest during the summer, I love incorporating them into meals as often as I can. I love this recipe because it can either be an amazing side dish for a backyard BBQ or a satisfying main course for a sit-down dinner.

Greek Fig Mozzarella Salad

Recipe via Healthy Mediterranean Cooking by Rena Salaman
Ingredients:
150g/5 oz. Mozzarella Cheese
5-6 firm figs
6-8 mint leaves
salt and freshly ground black pepper

For the marinade:
2 tablespoons walnut oil
1 teaspoon sunflower oil
juice of 1 lemon
½ garlic clove, peeled and crushed

Directions:
1. Slice the cheese very thinly. Beat the marinade ingredients lightly together in a bowl and season to taste. Coat the cheese slices in it, cover and chill for 2-4 hours.
2. Just before serving, take the cheese out of the refrigerator. Trim both ends of each fig and slice each one in about 3-4 round slices. Arrange the cheese and fig slices decoratively on a round platter.
3. Drizzle the marinade all over and scatter the mint on top.

6 comments
TLCates
TLCates

This recipe looks delicious! Add the fresh mint for aid in digestion and the mozzarella for a low fat trade for the bleu or Gorgonzola cheese. Gotta thank Kate for making athletic wear to fit all size and shape women!!

Joanne
Joanne

This looks like the wrong photo for the recipe!  Figs, walnuts, blue or gorgonzola cheese on a plate of greens, where's the mint & mozzarella, decoratively arranged on a round platter?

Vicki Colby Rudel
Vicki Colby Rudel

dang....and I just polished off some cheetos....HEY, they were baked cheetos. And I washed them down with Simple Apple apple juice, so that cancels it all out.