October 3, 2010

Fresh Figs with Mixed Greens

Figs is one of my favorite summer fruits as it is full of flavor and nutritious. It is rich in potassium, calcium and fiber. It is great eaten fresh, dried or cooked like a sauce to flavor other meats. I like mine served with a simple dressing. You can tossed in your favorite cheese and nuts of your choice. Enjoy!
1 pack of fresh mixed greens or arugula
3-4 fresh figs
Feta cheese (optional)
chopped walnuts (optional)
1 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp. extra virgin oil
2 tsp. orange juice
pepper to taste
1) Washed and wipe figs clean, remove stem and sliced lengthwise. Mix vinegar, oil, and orange juice, season to taste.
2) Place a handful of greens on plate, arrange figs and drizzle with dressing. Toss some feta cheese and walnuts on top and serve.

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