Indulgent fig and dolce mascarpone salad

Ishay Govender from foodie blog, Food and the Fabulous shares a sexy summer recipe with us.

‘This is the ultimate food for lovers,’ says Ishay. ‘The fig is bursting with innuendo—this purple fruit has been used in prose for centuries. The salad can be fed to your lover, using your hands. Can you say sweet, sticky Valentine?’

Ingredients

6 Adams Figs, quartered
4 Mediterranean figs, halved (optional) * these were grown locally
100g dolce mascarpone (mascarpone compressed with dried fruit and nuts and sold in slices), cut into cubes. You could also scoop out balls of regular mascarpone and scatter roasted hazelnuts or walnuts over.
80g baby rocket or other leavesginger infused balsamic to drizzle
Strands of beetroot (optional)
extra virgin olive oil (optional)

Method

The beauty of a salad is that the assembly is so quick! Arrange leaves on platter. Add figs and mascarpone. Scatter beetroot strands.Drizzle with balsamic and olive oil if desired.

Serve and enjoy!

A little bit about Ishay of Food and the Fabulous

What is your favourite thing to do in Cape Town?
We are food explorers, so one of the things I enjoy best is trying out new restaurants and delis in and around Cape Town- it's a constant source of pleasure and surprise that Cape Town restaurants remain unrivalled in terms of quality, variety and value. I'm also looking forward to spending more weekends at Kirstenbosch Gardens, reading, planning and day dreaming.

A sentence that sums you up?
Explorer, literacy advocate, stumbling cook and lover of all things food and selective fabulous.

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