Fig mozzarella and basil salad 

In Figs, Figs, Recipes by Sue Marshall

  • Serves 6
 What you need 
  • 1 lemon, juice 
  • 5 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 
  • 2 tbsp mint leaves 
  • 3 tbsp basil leaves 
  • 70g wild rocket 
  • 9 figs halved 
  • 3 x 125g balls mozzarella or (or 2x 200g balls burrata), torn
  • some balsamic vinegar or glaze to serve 
 What to do
  1. Mix the lemon juice and olive oil to make a dressing. 
  2. Season. 
  3. Put the herbs, rocket and halved figs in a bowl then toss with the dressing. 
  4. Arrange the cheese on a large serving plate. 
  5. Scatter the fig salad on top. 
  6. Drizzle lightly with balsamic glaze and serve. 

(Recipe from Waitrose Kitchen) 

Recipes like this appear in the Desang Diabetes Magazine, our free-to-receive digital journal. We cover diabetes news, diabetes ‘kit’ and information on food suitable for maintaining good blood glucose control or a diabetic diet, including a regular Making Carbs Count column. It’s free! Go to the top of this page to sign up – we just need your email address. See current and past issues at

Open publication