Fig and Pistachio Salad

August 20, 2012 in Categories: by

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Are you seeing fresh figs in the stores and at Farmer’s markets?  They are in season and we are getting some amazing local organic figs right now.  I also love figs because they are a fruit with more glucose than fructose and fresh figs aren’t super high in sugar.  As you may noticed by looking at my salad recipes, I love the combination of sweet fruit, crunchy nut and peppery green with a tangy dressing.  This is another variation, and one that my whole family is really enjoying these days.  This salad is delicious with any peppery green; arugula or mustard greens work really well.  This will make enough dressing for 3-6 side salad.  The directions for the salad below is per person.

 Ingredients (Balsamic Vinaigrette):

1.    Whisk all ingredients together.  Refrigerate any leftovers.

Ingredients (Salad):

  • 1 cup Arugula (or other peppery green)
  • 1/3 cup Fresh Figs, chopped (about 4-5 figs)
  • 2 Tbsp Pistachios, shelled and unsalted
  • 1-3 Tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette, to taste

1.    Cut figs into quarters or smaller size pieces. 
2.    Sprinkle chopped fig and pistachios over arugula.  Drizzle with vinaigrette to taste.
3.    Enjoy!

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