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Monday, 29 August 2016

Fig, Stilton and Walnut Salad

According to Paul Simon, there are 50 ways to leave your lover.
I need to find 50 ways to serve up my fig crop!
Here's an absolutely delicious lunch I put together today, using what I had to hand.
Fig, Stilton and Walnut Salad


2 fresh figs per person
Stilton cheese, quantity according to preference
chopped walnuts, about a handful per serving
Runny honey


Wash figs, cut off stalks and halve.  Place on a serving dish.
Crumble stilton over figs.
Sprinkle walnuts over figs.
Drizzle honey over figs.

It's that simple!

Serve with a salad of shredded little gem lettuce, finely sliced red onion and quartered tomatoes (mix of colours if you have them). 
Drizzle a little balsamic glaze over the salad, maybe a bit of olive oil, and season.

And then  ... enjoy!!!
This is a perfect little lunch for enjoying outdoors.

And here's an aerial shot I took in the kitchen before I traipsed outside with lunch.  You could substitute the figs for pears or apples, if you can't get hold of figs.  Or if you just don't like them. 
I am growing to love their fine refreshing flavour.

So, peeps, that's 1 way to serve figs.  49 to go!!!

A la perchoine.


  1. I don't mind being on the receiving end of those figs. I'd keep them away from the bean destroyer.

  2. I dread to think of how your hubby would prepare figs. Serve the stalks as short beans and throw away the fig because he thought they were a bulbous growth at the end of the bean stalk maybe?