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Fig and Tomato Salad with Crème Fraîche

Updated: Sep 6, 2023

An unexpected savory sweet combination you are bound to fall in love with.

Gluten-free, raw, vegetarian

"You don't have to cook fancy or complicated masterpieces - just good food from fresh ingredients" Wise words from Julia Child. You can eat simply, and extraordinary, with the right ingredients.

There is no cooking or preparation necessary for this salad, simply plate the ingredients as if they fell from nature onto your plate.

When selecting ingredients, look for soft ripe figs for a sweet jammy inside. You should be able to smell the the sweetness of the fig and the vines.

Maldon sea salt is used as top salt, and brings a delicate crunch, and pop of flavor to each bite. You'll want to season the tomato and the fig with salt to enhance the flavors.

figs, cherry tomatoes & flowering cilantro
figs, cherry tomatoes & flowering cilantro

Fig and Tomato Salad Recipe:

4 Figs

1/4 cup Blueberries (optional)

1/2 cup Cherry tomatoes

1 Heirloom tomato

8 oz Crème fraîche - Consider using Bellwether Farms or Vermont Creamery

2 - 4 TBSP Green coriander oil (see recipe)

1 sprig Tarragon or cilantro (optional)


  1. Start by smearing a dollop of crème fraîche onto the plate

  2. Tare figs and and slice tomatoes then arrange them on the plate on top of the creme fraiche.

  3. Season everything with a pinch of maldon salt.

  4. Drizzle green coriander oil over plate, then add blueberries and tarragon if using

Fig & tomato salad with creme fraiche

Fig & tomato salad with creme fraiche and flowering cilantro
Fig & tomato salad with creme fraiche and flowering cilantro

Chef Notes:

Green Coriander Oil : click the photo for the recipe

  • Green coriander is the seed produced from the cilantro plant, but the flavors could not be more different. Green coriander oil brings an element of floral earthiness that is not to be forgotten.

Green Coriander Seeds & Flowering Cilantro
Green Coriander Seeds & Flowering Cilantro

  • You can find green coriander at the farmers market or you can grow cilantro and wait for the plant to turn to flower. Green coriander is typically available from spring to early fall.

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