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Wednesday 20 April 2016

Baked figs and goat's cheese with radicchio

If you have read the recent post about Radicchio, you may just be looking for a recipe in which to give this lovely coloured 'salad' leaf a try. How about this one?

It's a fresh, seasonal starter that’s simple to make and looks pretty on the plate. However, you may also wish to enjoy it as a light snack ...

Serves Six
7g carb per serving

oil, for brushing
6 figs
200g soft goat's cheese
1 head radicchio
85g walnut pieces

For the dressing
6 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar

1. Preheat the oven to fan 160C/conventional 180C/gas 4. Unless the baking sheet is non stick, line it with foil, then brush the foil lightly with oil.
2. Cut the figs into quarters, from the top almost to the base, and arrange on the foil. Slice the goat’s cheese and arrange in the centre of the figs. Bake for 10-15 minutes until the cheese is melted and tinged brown.
3. Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients with some seasoning. Put a couple of good radicchio leaves on each serving plate. Remove the figs from the oven and place on the radicchio leaves. Scatter the walnuts on top. Drizzle with the dressing and serve warm or at room temperature.

Buying the best.
Although keen gardeners grow figs in Britain, commercial crops are imported mainly from Mediterranean countries. Unfortunately, ripe figs are highly perishable, so they are picked unripe, which may mean they lack flavour. Go for fruit with unbroken, bruise-free skins that are dry to the touch and have retained their shape. Above all, smell them – they should have the scent of the sun.

Recipe idea taken from here

Hope you enjoy it

All the best Jan


Jo said...

That looks lovely, and nice and light for a starter because I often find that if I eat too much I can't manage the main meal.

baili said...

this salad is garnished so well as it looks like a pretty flower though,

your last lines reminded me the days when everything was brought to market so natural and rip ,now when the demand is raising providers just care for their profit and that's all they don't care what people get after paying heavy price for healthy food ,
have a blessed days ahead dear

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty way to present this, pretty colors, just draws you in :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Another delightful, and may I add very pretty looking, tempter Jan. Must admit I haven't tried radicchio because wasn't sure how to use it!

Debbie said...

this looks so pretty!!!!

Gail said...

This is a beautiful dish.

Thanks for visiting.

Have a blessed week.

Blogoratti said...

Looks interesting enough. Thanks for sharing!

Snowbird said...

That certainly is different!xxx

Kezzie said...

The scent of the sun is a evocative way of putting it! Very poetic Jan! I love figs! We used to have an Amazing tree in our garden. I loved the wealth of figs if the squirrel hadn't got there first-little swines!!!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I just love figs, and they are so delicious with goat cheese. From now on, when I smell figs, I will be looking for the scent of the sun! I'm not sure what that smells like, but I'm guessing I'm going to know it when I smell it!

Lowcarb team member said...

Thank you:


For your comments, it's always great to receive, read and share them.

There are some great foods around and I just love sharing recipe ideas and information about the foods that may be available near you ..

When shopping, supermarkets are great but also markets too can be a great place to walk around and see what foods are available. If you have one near you why not give it a try soon!

All the best Jan

Lisa said...

I've finally gotten around to trying dried figs, can take them or leave them but have yet to try a fresh one. Maybe some cheese....
Any excuse to eat cheese!!
Lisa x