Quick Figs with Cheese Recipe and Peppercorn Dressing

Figs with Grana Padano and pink peppercorn dressing

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Adding finely grated Grana Padano to the dressing gives a creamy but piquant contrast to the sweet figs for a vibrant starter


*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards



  • rocket 2 handfuls
  • figs 12 ripe, halved
  • Grana Padano 30g, finely grated
  • white wine vinegar 1½ tbsp
  • olive oil 3 tbsp
  • pink peppercorns 1 tsp, crushed


  • Step 1

    Lay the rocket and figs, cut-side up, on a platter. Put the remaining ingredients (except the pink peppercorns) in a blender and whizz until smooth (or use a stick blender). Add a splash of just boiled water and whizz again until emulsified.

  • Step 2

    Spoon the dressing over the figs then sprinkle with crushed peppercorns to finish.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 180
  • Fat 10.9g
  • Saturates 2.7g
  • Carbs 13.6g
  • Sugars 13.6g
  • Fibre 3.4g
  • Protein 5g
  • Salt 0.1g