The Ultimate Summer Salad

From Wendy Rowe, Celebrity Makeup Artist and Author of Eat Beautiful

Skin changes with the seasons and so what you eat should change, too. There is no quick fix, no one recipe that will cure you of a skin complaint; instead it’s about commitment to a balanced, healthy diet throughout the year. That doesn’t mean it needs to be hard or complicated – it’s totally achievable as part of your every day life even if you think you can’t cook! I’m constantly traveling through time zones and climates for my work, but even so, I know that you can achieve amazing skin through eating fresh, seasonal produceand paying attention to proper skincare and exercise. Don’t forget to have a laugh and enjoy yourself, too. It’s fine to allow yourself the odd treat now and then; you need to have fun!

Good for detoxifying the system, figs add a touch of natural sweetness, providing a healthier alternative to processed sugars, which can be detrimental to your skin.


3½ oz burrata or buffalo mozzarella

2 fresh figs, quartered

2 large handfuls of arugula

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

1 tbsp balsamic vinegar

Fresh basil, to serve


Break the burrata or mozzarella into bite-sized pieces and place in a bowl with the figs. Add the arugula and mix well to make sure everything is evenly distributed.

Dress at the last minute, drizzling over the olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a zigzag motion, and scatter over basil leaves to serve.

Check out our favorite restaurant week spots or make this Greek salad recipe from Jack’s Wife Freda!