A perfect accompaniment to any meal! The feta adds the saltiness, the figs the sweet, the greens add the zest and earthy flavour and the almonds the crunch!
A perfect accompaniment to any meal! The feta adds the saltiness, the figs the sweet, the greens add the zest and earthy flavour and the almonds the crunch!

For the last one month we’re thriving on a low-carb diet. It’s quite a task to think of innovative tasty dishes that can be mopped up without a bread or rice, but 20 days into the diet I’ve managed to add a delicious salad to every meal. :)  This is a super easy salad that can be tossed together in less than five minutes.

This one has been my absolute favourite for many years now and is always tossed up with figs are in season. I love the saltiness of feta and the crunchy seeds from the fig. The slightly bitter twang from the Arugula binds the salad together beautifully.

Ingredients:

  • 5 to 6 figs
  • 100 grams Arugula leaves
  • 50 grams greens from scallions (green onions)
  • 6-7 almonds, broken up into chunky pieces
  • 50 grams Feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate pearls
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup peach juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste.

Method

Arugula leaves: peppery , earthy flavours
Arugula leaves: peppery , earthy flavours

1. Wash all the veggies and layer them as follows:

2. A base of Arugula leaves and green onions cut into 1 inch lengths.

Figs have a tonne of great properties, but one of the most important benefit is that it controls diabetics
Figs have a tonne of great properties, but one of the most important benefit is that it controls diabetics

3. Top with figs, cut into 1/8 slices.

4. Crumble feta cheese on top. (you can keep this ready and chill it for close to an hour or two)

Roughly chopped almonds
Roughly chopped almonds

6. Toss in broken almonds.

7. For the marinade mix together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil and peach juice. Season with salt and pepper.

Just before you serve:

1. Sprinkle the almonds and pour the marinade over it.

2. Serve chilled.

I assure you, you will wipe out the entire bowl of this delicious arugula, feta, fig and almond salad
I assure you, you will wipe out the entire bowl of this delicious arugula, feta, fig and almond salad

 

 

 

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