Sunday, July 10, 2011


We recently spent a beautiful winter's afternoon in Kirstenbosch gardens and I took a few "fancy" salads along. This is the simpler of the two and seriously easy and fast to make. It's based on a salad I once saw Jamie Oliver making and the combination of figs, prosciutto and soft white cheese is hard to beat!


- 3 slices prosciutto
- 4 figs (slice a x on the top of the fig and squeeze with fingers to that it pops open)
- 4 bocconcini balls
- half a bag of mixed herb salad

Dressing: combine 2 tbs olive oil, 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, 1 tsp sugar, pinch of salt & pepper.

Combine the ingredients, draping the prosciutto in between the figs. Shred the cheese over the top. Drizzle the dressing over the salad just before serving.

PS. I found the figs at Fruit & Veg city, where I was actually really surprised by the great choice and quality of ingredients.  I bought the prosciutto (a bit of a splurge) and bocconcini balls at Woolies.I just love Woolies - their meat (and cheese section actually) just seems to be getting better and better!

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