Fig Salad with Vanilla Pepper Syrup

Fig Salad with a Vanilla & Black Pepper Syrup

  • Author: Delphine Fortin
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Desserts


Simple summer salad with fresh figs and a subtle syrup made of vanilla and black pepper. Add a few slivered almonds, fresh mint, and it’s ready!



  • 12 medium size fresh figs, cut into quarters
  • 1/2 cup (100g) cane sugar
  • 1/2 cup (100 ml) water
  • 1 vanilla pod, seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon black kampot pepper, freshly ground (important)
  • 2 Tablespoons slivered almonds
  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)


  1. In a small saucepan placed on very low heat, place sugar, water, vanilla (pod and grated seeds), one tablespoons of freshly ground black pepper, and infuse for about 5-10 minutes, until mixture thickens.
  2. Remove the vanilla pod and drain the syrup with a strainer in a bowl.
  3. Place in the fridge for about 15-30 minutes, then serve with fresh figs cut into quarters. Sprinkle slivered almonds, add a few fresh mint leaves, and it’s ready!