Feta, fig and cranberry salad Recipe

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  • Vegetarian






15 min

This simple salad has a bit of a festive flavour, and would make an unusual starter on Christmas day. Alternatively, it makes a tasty dinner party starter or lunchtime treat served with some crusty bread. If you don’t like figs, slices of sweet melon would be nice too.


  • 4tbsp sweetened cranberry juice
  • 4tbsp olive oil
  • 1tsp ground cinnamon
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 150g baby spinach leaves, washed
  • 8 yellow or red cherry tomatoes, washed
  • 4 ripe figs
  • 75g feta cheese
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g walnut pieces


  • First make the dressing. Put the juice, oil, cinnamon and some seasoning in a small bowl and whisk together. Set aside.

  • Just before serving, arrange the spinach leaves on 4 serving plates. Halve the cherry tomatoes and quarter the figs and arrange on top.

  • Crumble over the cheese and scatter cranberries and walnuts over each portion. Best served at room temperature with the dressing drizzled over.

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This is a delicious easy to put together salad. For a more substantial meal, add some wafer thin slices of Parma ham and double the cheese amount.