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Fig and green bean sald with Parma ham. The salad, on a white plate with a blue rim, is dressed and garnished with toasted pine nuts.
Fig and Green Bean Salad with Parma Ham
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

A quick but delicious salad made with lightly cooked crunchy green beans, sweet figs and Parma ham, dressed with a sticky balsamic and pomegranate dressing. Naturally Gluten Free.

Course: Light Meal
Cuisine: Fusion
Keyword: Green Bean Salad
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Helen Best-Shaw
  • 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp pomegranate molasses
  • 200 g beans
  • 4 figs (ripe)
  • 4 slices Parma ham
  1. Mix the balsamic vinegar and pomegranate molasses in a small saucepan, and heat to reduce to a thick glaze. Boil the mixture gently for about a minute. It's ready when it coats the back of a metal spoon.

  2. Top and tail the beans, and steam, microwave or boil until just cooked. Stop the cooking by plunging them into cold water.

  3. Wash and cut the figs into quarters.

  4. Cut each slice of Parma ham in half lenghways. Twist each slice one and half times. Then roll from one end to make a rose. Arrange the Parma ham roses on the salad.

  5. Arrange the beans, figs, and Parma ham roses on a platter, and dress by drizzling over the balsamic and pomegranate mixture.

Recipe Notes
Nutrition Facts
Fig and Green Bean Salad with Parma Ham
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Cholesterol 17mg6%
Sodium 503mg22%
Potassium 315mg9%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 70IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 28mg3%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.