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What’s Cooking?…Fig, Rocket and Walnut Salad

Fig, rocket and walnut salad.  A colourful feast for the eyes, fresh and full of flavour.


Isn’t it a wonderful coincidence of nature that these three foods can come into season together.  The rocket is bitey and peppery, the figs sweet, colourful and full of fibre and the walnuts are crunchy and delicious, then all drizzled with grassy olive oil.   Really the flavours are so wonderful, no further seasoning is necessary.  If you are looking for the easiest salad ever, with plenty of wow factor,  this may be it!  Preparation time is minimal and I think it could be served with just about anything.


2 cups of washed shredded rocket
5 large perfectly ripe figs, cut into eighths
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons best quality olive oil


Assemble ingredients in order listed in a medium salad bowl or flat open plate.  Drizzle with the olive oil.  Serve immediately.