Roasted Potatoes, rocket & fresh fig salad recipe

By on March 15, 2013

Roasted Potatoes, rocket & fresh fig salad recipe (Serves 4)

An unusual combination of baby potatoes and figs, the success of this salad fully depends on the availability fresh sweet figs that are tender and ripe. 

Figs are a fantastic source of iron, calcium, magnesium, Vitamin B6, and potassium. They are low in fat are known to provide more fiber than any other vegetable or fruit.




500 grams baby potatoes

100 grams rocket washed and drained

½ red onions thinly sliced lengthwise

2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons brown sugar

Juice of half a lime

6 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

2 cloves garlic minced

2 spring onions finely chopped

1-2 banana red chilies deseeded and julienned

2 fresh figs cut into fours

60 grams of crumbled pander or feta cheese if you like a salty cheese

Kosher salt and freshly cracked black pepper to taste.


  1. Wash and boil the potatoes in salted water till they are well cooked but yet firm, cool and cut into halves.
  2. Whisk together the olive oil, brown sugar, lime juice, balsamic vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper till well combined.
  3. Arrange the rocket on a platter, top up with the red onions, halved potatoes, and figs.
  4. Just before serving drizzle over the blended salad dressing and top up with spring onions and julienned red chilies. season once again and serve.

 The beautiful salad recipe is by Seema Bhatia of Healthy HK, don’t forget to like her Facebook Page here

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Seema Bhatia

Seema Bhatia is a Kenyan born Indian who hails from a family food business. She spent her early twenties exploring yoga and meditation in India and it is here where her love for yogic cuisine was born. She ran an Africa to Asia dining experience in Hong Kong and has recently launched Hong Kong’s first holistic yogic food business PranaYum Prana in “life force” or “chi” energy.

She does event catering, private dining, turmeric shots and healthy yogi boxes. Her business is unique in that she draws from ancient wisdom – Ayurveda, Incan, Moroccan & Egyptian. She feels blessed as PranaYum supports “gift a smile” a charity that uplifts the lives of children in rural India through the Art of Living.

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