fig salad

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! 🙂

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Fig and Feta Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts
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Recipe type: vegetarian
Cuisine: salad
Serves: 2
 
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
  1. 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.
  2. Next cut the figs into quarters and layer the salad with lettuce, figs, feta and pine nuts. Drizzle the balsamic reduction over them top.
  3. Serve and enjoy.

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