Fig Salad with Bitter Endive

Salade de figues

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By Caroline Conran

Published 2012

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This salad is refreshing and beautiful, with a sweet and bitter flavour. Any ripe figs will do, but the black ones look so luscious, with their purple and pink insides, that I tend to prefer them.


  • 4 perfect ripe figs, preferably black
  • 2 heads of endive, use white or red or one of each
  • ½ small red onion, sliced into cres


Carefully cut the figs into quarters and then into eighths. Shred the endive and arrange it on an oval plate. Scatter the slices of fig on top and the sliced onion on top of that. Whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, red wine vinegar and sugar, season with salt and pepper and pour it over the salad.