I’m so happy there’s been figs everywhere, those precious gorgeous little things! This Grilled Fig, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad celebrates those late summer/early fall flavors, highlighting the beauty of fresh figs.
It’s simple but assertive, featuring bold flavors from the caramilized figs and peaches, the crispy sage, the butter that’s been deliciously browned, and the tangy goat cheese. It can be served warm or cold, so it can be made ahead. You can add any greens – arugula or watercress are perfect additions. If you don’t like goat cheese, fresh mozzarella is a wonderful alternative.
Brown butter is an easy way to elevate a dish. You just have to cook the butter for a few minutes, resulting in the milk solids in the butter browning, creating a wonderful nutty aroma and taste. Add the figs and peaches, cook until caramelized and serve. I told you it was simple! So here we go.
Grilled Fig, Peach and Goat Cheese Salad
- 8 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
- 4 peaches, sliced
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 tbsp honey
- 5 sage leaves
- 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
- 1/2 teaspoon chilli flakes, optional
- salt and pepper
- Preheat a non-stick skillet over medium heat. Add the butter and cook until lightly browned specks begin to form at the bottom of the pan, whisking frequently.
- Add the sage and continue stirring and cooking for about 2 additional minutes, until the butter has turned very light brown and has a rich, nutty aroma. Stir in the honey and chilli flakes, if using.
- Toss the figs and peaches in the butter. Place in the pan, cut side down, and cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until caramelized.
- Add the caramelized figs and peaches to a serving bow. Pour the brown butter and honey sauce over and top with crumbled goat cheese. Season with salt and pepper. Serve.
Tips & Tricks: Add arugula, watercress or spinach for a more filling salad. If you don’t like goat cheese, try blue cheese or fresh mozzarella. You can also add nuts or pistachio for texture. Enjoy!
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