Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Foodies Read: Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard - Goat's Cheese Salad with Fresh Figs

This is my May Foodies Read. It's a memoir of an American meeting a French guy and moving to Paris. The trials and tribulations of ex-pat living.

The book itself it not actually all that interesting, there are definitely more interesting memoirs of moving to France out there and she does complain about a lot of things, which gets a bit irritating but the most interesting thing about this book are the recipes. I have bookmarked so many to make. I decided on making the Goat's Cheese and Fresh Fig Salad from the book as the weather has turned a bit sunny and I had all the ingredients in the house.

The salad was delicious and really evoked a French summer. The sweet juiciness of the figs is complimented by the flavour of the goat's cheese. It was such a lovely dish to sit outside and eat in the sunshine.

Goat's Cheese Salad with Fresh Figs (from Lunch in Paris by Elizabeth Bard)
(Serves 2)

1 small head lettuce
4 figs, cut into quarters
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp Dijon mustard
250-300g soft goat's cheese
2 large thin slices sourdough bread

Preheat the grill.

Spread the goat's cheese on top of the bread and put under the grill until the cheese is softened and beginning to colour.

Meanwhile, whisk together the oil, vinegar, salt and mustard. Toss with the lettuce and the figs.

Divide the salad between two plates, top with the goat's cheese toasts and devour.

No comments:

Post a Comment