Friday, September 3, 2010

Figs and nuts salad

Last night I wanted to use my fabulous fresh figs from Cardona's and I didn't have any goat cheese.  I've never tried to just throw figs into a salad all by themselves.  But there's a first time for everything.  I had green leaf lettuce, which is mild.  So with two rather mild ingredients I knew I had to do something fairly strong for the dressing.

I started with walnut oil and added salt and pepper.  I went to my cabinet for something fruit flavored and pulled out a nice bottle of Turkish blackberry syrup.  I finished with apple cider vinegar to bring in a layer of tartness and whisked everything together.

I dizzled the vinaigrette over the lettuce leaves, tossed in the sliced fresh figs and chopped some mixed nuts for a nice salty flavor and nut texture.  I sprinkled them over the top of everything.

I only thought of taking a photo afterwards   8^(

1 comment:

S.L.B. (aka) said...

It sounds divine, dahlink!