A great salad for lunch celebrating figs with a honey-lemon vinaigrette. —inpatskitchen
2 for lunch
fresh lemon juice
extra virgin olive oil
fine sea salt
freshly ground black pepper
For the salad
fresh figs (I used Brown Turkey)
A few grains of sea salt
3 to 4
Handfuls of mixed green lettuces (I used a Spring mix)
crumbled feta cheese, preferably Bulgarian
In This Recipe
Place all ingredients in a jar with a lid and shake, shake, shake! Set aside.
For the salad
Pre heat your oven to 350F. Place the pecans on a small baking sheet and bake them for 5 to 7 minutes. Set aside.
Raise the oven temp to 375F. Stem and cut the figs in half and place cut side up a a baking sheet. Drizzle the tablespoon of honey over the figs and then place a few grains of the sea salt over. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes and then set aside to cool.
Toss the mixed greens with 2 tablespoons of the vinaigrette and then scatter them over a plate or platter. Arrange the figs, pecans and feta over and drizzle with more of the vinaigrette.
I think I get my love for food and cooking from my mom, who was an amazing cook. She would start baking and freezing a month before Christmas in order to host our huge open house on Christmas afternoon. I watched and I learned...to this day I try not to procrastinate when it comes to entertaining.
My cooking style is pretty much all over the place, although I'm definitely partial to Greek and Italian cuisine. Oh yes, throw a little Cajun in there too!