From: The Good Mood Kitchen, Norton 2017 Leslie Korn.
The Buddha gained enlightenment while sitting under a fig tree, perhaps because he was eating the
figs that were dropping all around him. Figs are rich in antioxidants, minerals and mood boosting
amino acids like tryptophan. The combination of these sweet fruits and bitter greens in this end of
summer salad, awaken the senses and stimulate joy. Add some nuts, thinly sliced hard cheese or
crisped serrano ham to make a whole meal.
- 6 ripe Figs
- 3 ripe Peaches
- Arugula (Half a bunch)
- Fresh parsley sprigs
- Sea salt
Wash and dry the greens and then drizzle virgin olive oil very lightly over the greens, salt , toss and
set aside. Cutting the peaches into slices and halve the figs. Heat some olive oil in a pan and when
hot, place the fig cut side down in the plan and sear for 10 seconds only. Remove and cool. Top the
greens with the fruit, and lightly drizzle balsamic vinegar, toss and serve.