A fresh summer salad using beautiful figs that are just coming into season, make sure they are just ripe but not too soft. The fresh figs go brilliantly with toasted almonds and fennel seeds, peppery rocket leaves and a sweet, tart raspberry dressing. Parmesan shavings add salty umami and the whole thing is freshened up with zingy mint leaves.
All these flavours work really well together and the salad is very light so would be great as a starter. It would also work with something salty like lardons or some grilled meat and croutons as a more substantial meal.