With this recipe, you may feel free to use as much of each product as you want, depending on your taste. The main idea is to combine fruit with cheese and smoked first-class ham/bacon on a green leafy base. Do not miss dressing and nuts (here you can also improvise).

Products for the salad:

figs (I use larger ones, with brownish-dark purple skin)

Pancetta bacon – or other kind, optionally, smoked and transparently cut

blue cheese (Gorgonzola is also very suitable in this case)

walnuts (chopped, for sprinkling)

a mix of green leaves (wild garlic, spinach, cress, etc.)

for the dressing:

100 ml Balsamic vinegar

3 tbsps honey

This amount of dressing is enough to flavor a salad for two people.


Cut each fig vertically into 4 or 6 equal parts (depending on the size of the fruit).

Cut the blue cheese into thick sticks (to match the height of the fig pieces).

Add a stick of blue cheese to each piece of fig. Wrap them with a Pancetta slice (to get a bundle) but a visible part of the cheese and fruit should remain, for a better appearance.

Arrange the bundles on the green leaf mix.

In a saucepan on a hob, I put Balsamic vinegar to boil.

I reduce the temperature to the lowest degree and add honey.

This mixture boils to a slight thickening (I do not overdo with thermal treatment of the liquid since it will turn into hard caramel).

The ready dressing, I pour on the salad. Sprinkle with nuts.