According to info: The fig tree is a member of mulberry family. Although commonly referred to as a fruit, the fig fruit is actually the flower of the tree, known as inflorescence, in which the flowers and seeds grow together to form a single mass. The flower is not visible, as it blooms inside the fruit.
Chance upon this healthy refreshing fig salad that's so easy to prepare.
Recipe source & adapted from:
Cook & Be Merry
Fig Salad with Walnuts and Mint
Makes 4 servings
12 ripe figs
30g raw walnut halves, very coarsely broken up.
For the dressing:
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1 teaspoon honey
Some mint leaves, wash clean and slice thinly length-wise
Dash of ground black pepper & pinch of salt to taste
1. Wash clean the figs, cut into quarters and place on big serving dish. Scatter the walnuts over figs.
2. In a small bowl, mix well the olive oil, lemon juice and honey with a spoon.
3. Drizzle dressing over the figs. Dash of black pepper and pinch of salt over the top.
4. Sprinkle some sliced mint over figs and serve immediately.
Love this tangy sweet salad with a hint of minty flavour. Enjoy!