Fresh Fig and Baby Greens Salad

There’s a list of things I plan when we get our place in BC, and the first order of business is a fig tree.  If I can grow my own lettuce I sure as hell can grow my own figs.   I doubt this will make me self sustainable (despite this being the real estate agent’s fav. phrase) , but it will make me fig-sustainable.   Why?  No figs to buy in Calgary this year.   If you follow me on Instagram, you know that I was stalking the produce department manager about the next shipment – and I’m suspecting they got it just to get rid of me.  One box (one precious 16 fig box) later, and the fig season seems to be over.  So this, my friends, is it:

Fresh Fig and Baby Greens SaladFigs are perfect as they are – I don’t like to cook them, bake them, or anything.  They pair beautifully with goat’s cheese, and if you’re feeling a bit like Italian, prosciutto.  I personally like to eat figs straight out of the box, but for this lunch salad I paired them with some baby greens that I grew in the yard.  Drizzle them with olive oil, season with salt, and you will experience fig heaven.

Fresh Fig and Baby Greens Salad
Serves: 4
  • 6 fresh figs, quartered
  • 5 cups of baby greens
  • ½ cup crumbled goat's cheese
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • salt to taste
  1. Place the figs, baby greens and goat's cheese in a big salad bowl. Drizzle with a little bit of olive oil and season with salt. Toss lightly to combine.



  1. OK, good news for you: I am a good cook and a shitty gardener, and I have a huge fig tree that grows and produces like crazy, and I do nothing for it LOL. So, your dream will come true for sure! I have never ever seen figs in Calgary. That was comparable to seeing a kangaroo.:) I don’t cook my figs either – raw and in large amounts I stuff myself with them. Actually, all fruit I prefer raw, therefore I don’t make many desserts.

    • Ha ! 🙂 Eat up those figs Olena 🙂 lucky you! hehe. You can buy them here sometimes, there was lots last year but this summer nothing! And also, they were like $12 for a flat of 16… last year it was $8. Must be some fig shortage or weird economics… It’s best just too have your own fig 🙂

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