Fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad

Fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad

  • serves 4 as a starter
  • A little effort

This recipe for fig, goat’s cheese and pistachio salad is really quick and easy to make but packs in lots of great flavours. This is ideal for a dinner party or, as it's under 300 calories, you could have it as a lighter lunch.



  • olive oil
  • shallot 1, finely chopped
  • celery 1 stalk, finely sliced
  • pistachios 50g, roughly chopped
  • figs 8
  • soft goat’s cheese 150g
  • thyme leaves finely chopped to make 1 tsp
  • clear flower honey 1-2 tbsp
  • salad leaves to serve


  • Step 1

    Heat the oven to 200C/fan 180C/gas 6. Heat a little olive oil in a pan, add the shallot and celery, and fry for 4-5 minutes until they begin to soften. Add most of the pistachios and keep frying for about 2 minutes, then season well and cool in a bowl. Trim the tops off the figs and cut them in quarters leaving the bases intact.

  • Step 2

    Mix the pistachio and shallots with the cheese and press it into the centre of the figs. Stand them up in a baking dish and sprinkle on the remaining pistachios and the thyme. Bake for 5 minutes, then drizzle on the honey. Serve with some salad leaves dressed in olive oil.

Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 277
  • Fat 16.4g
  • Saturates 7.6g
  • Carbs 19.6g
  • Fibre 3.8g
  • Protein 11g
  • Salt 0.6g