Smashed Fig, Blue Cheese, Walnuts & White Balsamic

Smashed Fig, Blue Cheese, Walnuts & White Balsamic (photo. Rochelle Seator)

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5 figs – top and tailed, cut in half along the width
50g blue cheese – diced
10 walnuts
8 leaves basil – torn
75ml white balsamic or good chardonnay vinegar
75ml olive oil
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds –  toasted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
Grilled bread to serve


Take two pieces of baking paper that are cut to the same size as a 30cm plate.

On one side of the paper place the figs flesh-side down then place the other piece of paper over it.

Simply smash the figs using your hands.

Once the figs are smashed, take the top piece of paper off. Then place the plate over them and quickly flip it over like a pancake.

Take off the last piece of paper and add all the other ingredients over the top.