Poached Plum, Fig and Hazelnut Fruit Salad

Poached Plum, Fig and Hazelnut Fruit Salad

Poached Plum, Fig and Hazelnut Fruit Salad

This dish is actually a recreation of a fruit salad I ordered at a cute little café in Brisbane a few weeks back. I just thought the combination was so creative and really delicious. Since figs and plums are both in season at the moment and don’t cost the earth as they usually do, I had to try it before it was too late. The café served the salad of a bed of natural greek yoghurt. I decided to veganise my version and create a simple tart cashew cream to go with mine, and I enjoyed it a lot more. But that’s probably because I have never liked greek yoghurt. If your not vegan or avoiding dairy you can go ahead and use a good quality greek yoghurt and save yourself some time. The flavours pair beautifully. Hope you enjoy the recipe.




Poached Plum, Fig and Hazelnut Fruit Salad
Recipe type: Breakfast
Hazel & Cacao:
Serves: 2
  • 4 fresh figs
  • ⅓ cup roughly chopped hazelnuts
  • pea sprouts
  • 4 plums
  • ½ cup coconut sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • Cashew cream:
  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for at least 4 hours)
  • pinch salt
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup water
  1. Begin by poaching your plums: cut the plums into quarters and remove the pit. Place the plums, coconut sugar, cinnamon and vanilla extract in a small pot with 3 cups of water.
  2. Bring to the boil, then reduce heat and simmer for about 15 minutes or until plums are soft
  3. Remove plums from water and allow to cool while you prepare the rest of your ingredients
  4. Slice your figs into quarters and roughly chop your hazelnuts
  5. For the cashew cream: blend all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy
  6. Add a big dollop of the cashew cream at the base of your dish and assemble plums and figs on top. Top with chopped hazelnuts and garnish with pea sprouts


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