Roasted Fig and Beetroot Salad / Sweet and tangy salad / Salad Recipe

Figs / anjeer ! How long do u think it is been cultivated for the fruit?
Well history dates it as one of the oldest plant cultivated by humans for edible fig.So is it before domesticating wheat or after that what do u think??

I have been looking for fig with really bright red inside to do a lovely photo session ๐Ÿ™‚ but the purple beauties gave an orangish color instead and it was getting squishy too waiting for me.
I have already posted aย Fig and cherry cobbler cakeย recipe so I wanted to try something savory this time.The hand model was ideally lazying around ย the house and reluctantly posed for a few pics:))

If u are someone who likes sweet and sour dishes this bright reddish purple salad is just right for you. Roasted figs give out such a beautiful juice( u can see in the last pic) and beet is also sweet and tender providing body to the salad ,walnut and the dressing brings everything together.

You may roast the beetroot if you like if prefer cooking in pan for the fear of mess:)

Recipe adapted fromย here.
Serves 1-2
Ingredients:
Beetroot – 1 ย large cut into bite size cubes
Fig – 4- quartered
Walnut – 2 tbsp
Goat cheese – 3 tbsp chopped (I did not use it why ? completely forgot about it ย : )

Dressing:
Olive oil -2 tsp
Lime juice – of 1 whole
Honey – 2 tsp
Salt and pepper to taste
Mix well

Method:
1. Cook the beet in 3/4 – 1 cup of water until all the water dries up and the pieces become tender but not mushy.Set aside and allow it to cool down.
2.Meanwhile lay the fig pieces on an aluminium foil and roast it in the preheated oven for 10- 12 minutes at 400 F until the juice begins seeping out.
3.Along with fig roast the walnuts for 5-7 minutes on a separate cookie sheet.
4.Once everything has cool down slightly, arrange the beet,fig goat cheese and walnuts in a plate or salad bowl and drizzle the dressing on top and serve warm or cold.
Goes well with spicy meats and bread.

Hope u guys liked the salad do let me know .

Meena

29 thoughts

  1. you should have post this one month ago, where my friend gave me fresh figs from her fig tree, I just eat it as it is, now I have to wait for next season, I have to make so many dishes next year. thanks to you. its amazing clicks and salad too. I will ask her if I can get at least 4-5 ripe one. I want to eat now, not next year.

  2. 'Hand model' Ha ha ๐Ÿ™‚ Great that you could persuade the reluctant model for the shoot ๐Ÿ™‚ And Love how the salad has turned out Meena.

  3. nice cliks specially 2nd one…too cute back ground n fonts..Completely healthy n richly vitamin packed salad..who says no..BT figs r toooooo costly here n My hands moves to cashews n badams side always.:)

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