Roasted Tomato and Fig Salad

Sweet figs, roasted tomatoes, and peppery arugula a.k.a rocket lettuce takes this rustic Mediterranean salad over the moon

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Sweet figs and peppery arugula make for an autumn appie pleaser

A full-flavoured hit for the fall, this roasted tomato and fig salad is simple and sophisticated

The pan-roasted tomatoes and figs this easy and tasty fall salad lend a delightfully sweet yet tart topping to the peppery flavour of the arugula.


  • 2 Tbsp. good-quality olive oil
  • 1 square container grape tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 10 fresh figs, quartered
  • 8 large basil leaves, shredded
  • 6 overflowing large handfuls of fresh arugula
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • Fleur de sel, to taste
  • 1 cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a 10-inch non-stick skillet.
  2. Cut the tomatoes in half and toss into the pan.
  3. Increase the heat to high and shake the pan to encourage even browning, about 4 minutes.
  4. Drizzle the balsamic vinegar into the pan.
  5. Add the quartered figs and shredded basil. Sauté for an additional 5 minutes. The figs will begin to soften and the tomatoes will be brown and roasted.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. To serve, divide the washed arugula leaves among 6 serving dishes.
  8. Drizzle the arugula lightly with a little extra-virgin olive oil. Evenly spoon the tomato-fig mixture over top.
  9. Add the pepper and the fleur de sel to taste.
  10. Garnish with the Parmesan cheese shavings and serve immediately.

Serves 6.

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