Fig, Dry-Cured Ham, and Blue Cheese Salad

Fig, Dry-Cured Ham, and Blue Cheese Salad

The fruity sweetness of the fig and the saltiness of the cheese and ham match the sweet and sour glaze perfectly. Please enjoy this with a glass of wine.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Cured ham
4 slices
Blue cheese
40-50 g
Leafy salad greens
two handfuls
Pine nuts, walnuts, pistachio, etc.
1.5 tablespoons
Pomegranate or Balsamic glaze (a substitution sauce is listed in Step 5)
to taste
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon
Black pepper
a small amount


1. Roast the pine nuts in a frying pan. Crumble the blue cheese into large pieces. Cut the figs into 4 pieces.
2. Place the salad greens on a plate and top nicely with the fig and ham.
3. Sprinkle the blue cheese and pine nuts on top and drizzle with the pomegranate/balsamic glaze. The glaze is pretty sweet, so only use a small amount.
4. Lastly, drizzle with olive oil. Optionally season with black pepper and enjoy.
5. Balsamic glaze: Balsamic vinegar 60 ml, Pomegranate or Apple juice 90 ml. Boil until reduced to 2 - 2.5 tablespoons and syrupy.
6. Pomegranate glaze is a sweet and sour sauce concentrated to the same thickness as honey.

Story Behind this Recipe

I made a salad using ingredients that would go well together without a doubt.