[singlepic id=203 w=500 h=333 mode=watermark float=center]I was inspired to make this dish after seeing it on the menu at a local restaurant – Hutch. We were recently there for dinner and this was on the specials board. I was indecisive because I didn’t think it would be enough to satisfy me, but I was convinced it was too decadent for a side salad. In the end, I went with another dish from the menu, and whilst it was delicious, I couldn’t get this salad out of my head.
Of course, as I didn’t order the dish from Hutch, I can’t be sure that my version is the same, but I can be confident that it is tasty. It’s super easy and would be a great dinner party dish that would wow your guests. Figs are still available and in season, but only just, so if you want to make this salad you’d better get in quick – another year until fig season is a long time to wait! Also, if you don’t like blue cheese, I’m sure goats cheese or even brie would make a fantastic stuffing.
A note on figs – they are prone to a wasp which lays eggs in them. You can’t tell until you cut them open so make sure you check before you stuff them with blue cheese. The prosciuitto is enough protein for this salad!