Wow, I just tried fresh figs for the first time this weekend and I was instantly impressed. I have had dried figs before and never thought of them as anything special, but fresh figs are special! 😉 These babies are only in season for a short time so I recommend that you go out and buy some before the season is over. They are so sweet and soft and beautiful all at the same time. I knew after I tried them I needed to make a fig salad! They paired so nicely with the goat cheese feta in this salad and the pine nuts just give it that extra crunch. I know this salad will be a crowd pleaser…….so go make it now! 🙂
- 4-5 fresh figs
- 1 package of organic spring mix
- ½ cup of goat cheese feta
- 3 tbs of pine nuts
- 3 tbs balsamic reduction
- First toast the pine nuts in a pan over medium heat. Do not burn the nuts. Watch them carefully and keep moving them around in the pan. Once they are lightly brown after a few minutes, set them aside to cool.
- Next cut the figs into quarters and layer the salad with lettuce, figs, feta and pine nuts. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over them top.
- Serve and enjoy.