Sweet Victory Fig & Apricot Salad

July 18, 2011 § Leave a comment

This week I saw figs at the grocery store, and I barely hesitated before I reached  for a carton.  I’ve struggled with figs in the past, but I have a new confidence this year.  I went home and whipped up a Highly Experimental Salad that turned out to be Highly Successful.  Sweet Victory!  Here’s the recipe…

Sweet Victory Fig & Apricot Salad – serves 4

For the Dressing:

1Tblsp champagne vinegar

Juice from 1/4 lemon

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

1 garlic clove, peeled & crushed

1/4 C extra-virgin olive oil

For the Salad:

1 small head red leaf lettuce, rinsed & trimmed

1 bunch arugula, rinsed & trimmed

4 fresh figs, thinly sliced

2 ripe apricots, thinly sliced

3 oz fresh goat cheese

1/4 C roasted, salted sunflower seeds

To make the dressing, combine vinegar & lemon juice with salt and sugar.  Stir until dissolved, then add the crushed garlic.  Whisk in the olive oil and set aside.

Combine the lettuce & arugula in a large salad bowl.  Arrange the sliced fruit on top, then crumble goat cheese over the fruit. Sprinkle sunflower seeds over the whole lot.  Give the dressing a stir, and remove the crushed garlic.  Dress & toss the salad, et voila!

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