Fig Salad with Lentils, Butterbeans & Green Tahini Dressing


fig salad recipe

fig salad recipe

fig salad recipe

fig salad recipe



  1. Prepare the green lentils by rinsing them then simmering the lentils in a medium-sized pot until they are cooked. This will normally take 20 minutes, however, check the packaging of the lentils that you are using. 
  2. Meanwhile, prepare the green tahini dressing by placing the tahini, yoghurt, dill, basil, mint (keep a few sprigs aside of each to mix through the salad later), lemon juice and 2 tbsp of olive oil. Season with salt then process until the mixture is smooth, adding more lemon juice or olive oil for a runnier dressing. Set aside. 
  3. Once the lentils are cooked rinse through cold running water. Place into a large mixing bowl and when the lentils have cooled down completely add half of the figs, the butterbeans, the pepitas, and the extra set aside herbs. Add a drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper. Mix through well. Transfer to a serving plate or bowl and top with the other half of fresh figs, drizzle with the green tahini dressing and break up the chevre into small pieces and place over the salad.

Prep time: 15 minutes.
Cook time: 20 minutes.
Serves: 4-6.

Recipe and photos by Anastasia Zolotarev. Click here to see her blog.

Ingredients for Fig Salad with Lentils, Butterbeans & Green Tahini Dressing

Melissa Tahini 375g

$7.49 ea

Melissa Tahini Organic 375g

$8.49 ea

Dill (bunch)

$3.49 ea

Basil (bunch)

$4.49 ea

Lemons (each)

$1.00 ea

Lemons Organic (500g)

$7.69 ea

Lemons Imperfect Pick Value Range (Each = min 500g)

$3.50 ea

Figs Black Fresh (each)

$1.99 ea

Goat Cheese - Chevre Square (150g) Woodside

$8.49 ea

Goat Cheese - Meredith Dairy Chevre (150g)

$9.99 ea

Galaxy - Green Lentils (1kg)

$4.99 ea

French Green Lentils Raw Materials 500g

$8.49 ea

Villa Rossi - Tinned Beans - Lentils (400g)

$1.29 ea

Galaxy - Red Lentils (1kg)

$4.99 ea

Raw Materials Red Lentils 500g

$5.49 ea

Raw Materials Black Lentils 500g

$7.99 ea

Yummy - Pepitas (250g)

$3.99 ea

Yummy - Pepitas Organic (250g)

$4.49 ea

Yummy - Pepitas Tub (150g)

$1.99 ea