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Fig, watermelon and jamón salad

A pretty-in-pink plate that's perfect for summer.

By Lisa Featherby
  • 10 mins preparation
  • Serves 6
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Ripe figs and watermelon scream summer, and this simple salad, with jamón and Manchego, shows them in their best light.


  • 6 figs, cut into wedges
  • 600 gm watermelon, thinly sliced and cut into rough triangles
  • 6 slices jamón Ibérico
  • Basil leaves and thinly sliced Manchego, to serve
Honey dressing
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey


  • 1
    For honey dressing, shake ingredients in a sealed screw-top jar to combine and season to taste.
  • 2
    Arrange figs, watermelon and jamón on a platter. Top with basil and Manchego, season to taste, and drizzle with dressing to serve.