Serves 4-5
This is traditional South African fare at its best. Use fresh figs when in season.
Products in this recipe

Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing

You will need

2 punnets rocket leaves
6 preserved whole green figs cut into quarters
200g very finely sliced (paper thin) beef biltong, semi-dry
125g wedge of creamy blue cheese
Ina Paarman’s Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing


Line a large platter or 6 medium size plates with rocket leaves. Dot fig wedges here and there on leaves. Scatter the finely sliced biltong over the salad. Crumble over the blue cheese.

Shake the Dressing well and drizzle over the salad just before serving.


In place of biltong use crispy bacon pieces or for vegetarians use our Sun-dried Tomatoes in Vinaigrette.

If you don’t like blue cheese, replace it with feta and dress the salad with Ina’s Creamy Herb Dressing.