fresh salad with dried figs, cured Iberian ham and Parmesan cheese

 

 

Most people think that dried figs, in gastronomy, are only used for baking. When you prepare this delicious salad, you will see why they are so delicious in all kinds of recipes. To make this easy and nutritious dish, you will need few ingredients and little preparation time. Don't miss it because it's delicious.  

 

You will only need dried figs, cured Iberian ham, corn, lettuce varieties and Parmesan cheese (or another cheese of your choice). 

 

You can already find El Pajarero dried figs in several supermarkets, take advantage of them in this delicious fresh salad combining them with seasonal products.  Dried figs, because of their sweetness, are perfect to combine with the other ingredients. The contrasting flavor is perfect. And the sum of them allows to create a delicate texture. Here is the recipe. Take note, you will love the outcome.

 

 

Ingredients

15 dried figs El Pajarero

 

50 gr of Parmesan cheese  

 

Variety of lettuce or lamb's lettuce

 

Corn to taste

 

Olive oil to taste

 

50 gr of Iberian ham

 

Black pepper

 

Salt

 

 

Preparation

Remove the sticks from the dried figs and cut them in half. Set aside. Wash the lettuce (or lamb's lettuce), drain well and once dry, distribute them in a large bowl or plate. It will be the base of the salad.

 

Next, cut the Iberian ham into slices of medium thickness and then chop it with a knife or your fingers. Remember that a freshly sliced ham will always have more flavor than a packaged one. Place it on top of the lettuce or lamb's lettuce. 

 

Continue with the rest of the ingredients. On top of the lettuce and ham, scatter the corn, the amount you prefer. Then cut the Parmesan cheese into small, thin pieces and place it on top of the lettuce, ham and corn, so that it blends with the rest of the ingredients. 

 

Finally, we will crown the salad with the El Pajarero dried figs already cut in halves. 

 

Season with salt, a pinch of black pepper and a drizzle of olive oil to your liking. However, we recommend that you do not season too much, because all the ingredients, by themselves, have an intense flavor.

 

In a few minutes, you will have a luxury salad ready to eat, you just need to taste it! Give yourself a little treat.

 

 

Dried figs with eggplant, onion and roasted chicken sandwich

 

If you're a sandwich person, you're going to love this one, especially because it's quick, easy and delicious.

 

For one of those days when you don't feel like cooking, this dried fig and roast chicken sandwich (you can use leftover chicken) will come in handy.

 

To prepare it we will need a small amount of shredded chicken meat, a few slices of dried figs, fresh herbs, nuts, creamy cream cheese spread, a barely roasted eggplant, nuts and a good loaf of bread.

 

  

Ingredients

The quantities listed below are adequate for a medium/large sandwich. We give you this information so that you can get the ingredients for the quantity of sandwiches you need.

 

100 g roasted chicken

 

3 tablespoons spreadable cream cheese

 

3 tablespoons red onion

 

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

 

4 fresh mint leaves

 

4 dried figs variety El Pajarero

 

1 eggplant, sliced and lightly roasted

 

A spoonful of ground peanuts or walnuts, not too small

 

If you like it spicy, add fresh or dried chili to taste

 

Salt

 

 

Preparation

First, shred the chicken with the help of a fork. Season to taste with salt, pepper and if you want to give it a spicy touch, sprinkle in some chili flakes.

 

  

Afterwards, wash and cut the eggplant in medium slices, put it on a griddle and after a few minutes turn it over. While the eggplant is grilling, finely chop the onion, then mix it with the fresh cheese spread with the chopped red onion, olive oil and two mint leaves, also chopped.

 

  

Toast the bread, then spread the fresh cream cheese and spread on top the shredded chicken, the sliced dried figs, the roasted eggplants with a few drops of olive oil, the chopped nuts, the other two chopped mint leaves and close with the top of the bread.

 

 

You will get a delicious vegetable sandwich with dried figs, chicken and vegetables. You'll surely want to make it again!