Arugula and Fig Salad
I screamed with delight when I saw fresh figs in my supermarket the other day (not available here in NJ until early September).
The old lady next to me thought I was crazy. I guess she knew me.
They were $5.99 for the little carton, tres expensive, but oh so worth it.
I made a delicious salad of arugula, baby brie, toasted walnuts and fresh figs with a fig and walnut oil dressing. Oh.
Fig Salad w/ Arugula, Brie and Walnuts:
2 heads of fresh arugula, washed and dried (the bagged stuff is fine)
4 fresh figs, quartered (yum)
1/4 cup of walnuts, toasted lightly (watch that they don't burn)
Quartered baby brie, or Parmiggiano Reggiano, sliced
2 tbsp of fig vinegar or balsamic vinegar
1 tsp of tarragon mustard
6 tbsp of good extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp of walnut oil (optional)
Plate your arugula on a large platter and top w/ quartered figs.
Sprinkle walnuts and brie pieces all over salad.
Keep cool until ready to serve.
Just before serving, spoon dressing over salad.
You can scream out with delight. I will not judge you.
I always eat them out of hand. Thanks for the idea. Your salad looks awesome.
Very cute, but I still don't think I'll try it :-)
No figs here yet, but my eyes are peeled!
Did you squeal when you saw the figs? That maybe why the old lady tought you were crazy.
You may want to consider FA-Figaholics Anonymous. :D