Fig and Fennel Salad and Blue Cheese Toast

Preparation info
  • Serves


    as a Starter or Light Meal
    • Difficulty


Appears in
The Secret of Spice: Recipes and ideas to help you live longer, look younger and feel your very best

By Tonia Buxton

Published 2019

  • About

I make this when I have friends coming round and we have lots of gossiping to do. I just leave it on the table and we all dig in.


For the salad

  • 2 small bulbs fennel, sliced thinly lengthways
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 6 figs<


Preheat a stovetop grill or pan over a high heat. Brush the fennel with 1 tsp of the olive oil and cook for 1-2 minutes on each side, or until lightly charred and just tender. Set aside to cool slightly.

Combine the fennel, figs, prosciutto (if using) rosemary and chives in a large bowl.

Whisk the remaining olive oil, vinegar, honey and shallot together in another bowl, add to t