Ham and Salami Salad with Figs Recipe

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  • Ripe Figs – 9 to 12, depending on size
  • Dry-cured Italian Ham – 6 thin slices
  • Salami – 12 thin slices
  • Fresh Basil Sprigs – 1 small
  • Fresh Mint Sprigs – few
  • Rocket Leaves – a small bunch

For the Dressing:

  • Lemon Juice – 2 tblsp, freshly squeezed
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil – 4 tblsp
  • Salt and Pepper – as required


  1. Trim the stems of the figs to leave just a short length, then cut the figs into quarters.
  2. Arrange the ham and salami on a large serving platter.
  3. Wash and dry the herbs and rocket leaves and put in a bowl with the prepared sigs.
  4. To make the dressing, whisk all the ingredients together in a small bowl.
  5. Pour over the herbs and salad leaves and carefully turn the figs and leaves in the dressing until they are well coated.
  6. Spoon the figs and salad onto the meat and arrange around the platter.

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