Recipe | Fig and mozzarella ‘verrines’

08.28.2015

Here is another great way to use figs that are in season right now – please tell me if I’m boring you to death with the fig recipe spam, but I was not joking when I said I was fascinated by this fruit.

Recipe | Fig, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts Salad

This recipe is super easy and so tasty, it’s one of my favorite : Figs and mozzarella salad with roasted pine nuts, served in a glass jar. In France, we love to present food in ‘verrines’ or serving glasses, it makes the food all the more pretty and you can have an entire cocktail party with small-bite-size serving glasses.

Recipe | Fig, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts Salad

What you need:

  • a pack of small cherry-size mozzarella balls
  • 2 cups of fresh figs
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil, one tablespoon of lemon juice, some salt and pepper to season
  • a few leaves of mint, finely chopped
  • a cup of pine nuts

Recipe | Fig, Mozzarella and Pine Nuts Salad

Steps : 

  • Roast the pine nuts in an oven top pan, until they get a blond, golden color. Set aside and let cool down.
  • In a bowl, mix the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and pepper. Add the mozzarella balls and let them marinate in the mixture for 30 minutes.
  • Cut the figs in slices.
  • In a serving glass [verrine], randomly arrange the marinated mozzarella and the figs. Add a sprinkle of chopped mint and a few roasted pine nuts on top. Use a bit of the marinade [half a teaspoon per glass] as a vinaigrette and serve immediately. 

Wishing you a lovely weekend, folks. See you next week! Xo, Si-

8 comments

  • Rachel

    This sounds delicious! With temps reaching 90-100 most days and no AC I’m always looking for delicious and easy no-heat meals. Thank you!

  • Joanne

    I can never get enough figs myself, so no, you can’t bore me with anything about figs. I have a sunny, large balcony and have a very young fig tree with 6 figs on it–I can hardly wait! Of course, that’s not near enough figs so I’ve been buying them at the Chinatown Market too.

  • Dianne

    OK, so I keep trying fig recipes thinking the figs are going to be a sweet fruit, but really, figs are savory correct, or am I not buying ripe figs?

    • French By Design

      I don’t think I’ve ever tasted a savory fig; do you know what kind you’re buying? The figs I buy are always sweet, so I’m very curious to learn more about a savory kind. Xo-

  • mascasa

    ¡Fantástica receta! Fácil de preparar, con buenas fotografías y un resultado delicioso. Gracias por compartirla con todos/as.

  • Fiona

    I love figs. I love to eat them with greek yoghurt and granola.
    Have a great day
    x Fiona THEDASHINGRIDER.com

  • Nathalie - regardsetmaisons -

    Ta recette me donne envie , je vais te copier . Je préfère les figues blanches en goût mais avec les tiennes c’est plus joli en couleur .