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fig and mozzarella salad with arugula on grey plate with fork on th left and knife on the right, two fresh figs on the side over grey napkin

Summer Figs and Mozzarella Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Italian, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 8 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
This delicious Italian Fig and Mozzarella Salad features caramelized fresh figs and buffalo mozzarella, and is awesomely vegetarian and gluten-free.
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  • 1 ball fresh buffalo mozzarella
  • 2 slightly ripe figs halved
  • 1 tbsp honey optional
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil to drizzle
  • 1/2 tsp balsamic vinegar to drizzle
  • sea salt and pepper
  • handful of fresh arugula leaves to decorate


  • Place the mozzarella on kitchen paper to absorb excess water.
  • Heat a frying pan over medium heat. Drizzle the figs with honey (if using), then arrange flat side down on the pan, and grill for 1- 2 mins until slightly caramelized. Remove the figs from the pan and allow to cool a little.
  • In a small jar mix together 1 tbsp of olive oil and 1/2 tsp of balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper to taste, close the lid and shake for a few seconds, until combined.
  • Cut the mozzarella into wedges and set aside.
  • Arrange a handful of arugula leaves on a plate, top with mozzarella wedges and caramelized figs, drizzle the vinaigrette all over and serve immediately.


This recipe was originally posted in June 2015 and updated with new photos and info.