Monday, June 20, 2011

A Great Salad: Fig & Goat Cheese

Need I say more? Doesn't the title speak for itself?

If you are new to this blog, welcome.
I'm Stacey, and I LOVE FIGS.

Don't ask how, but I found some fresh, ripe, bursting, beautiful figs. Unheard of in June, since figs are not ready in our area till late August, early September (must be from California).

I made a simple salad of a few sliced figs on some baby arugula with a goat cheese crouton.

The dressing is a tsp of Dijon mustard mixed w/ 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar and a few tablespoons of good olive oil, sea salt and pepper. I use an old French mustard jar to mix my dressing and keep adding to it.

For the croutons:

Slice a baguette, and put some nice herbed chevre on each slice of bread and put under the broiler for a minute to cook the cheese (you can do this in a toaster oven too).

Plate the salad and drizzle the dressing over everything, even the crouton.

This is so good.

I've eaten this salad 3 days in a row!


Kathy~Sweet Bird Designs said...

Looks wonderful! Our fig tree is full of figs and we are anxiously waiting for them to ripe ~ yum!

Kirsten Lindquist said...

no figs yet here in sunny CA! I think the faries dropped them off for you, lucky you!

Judi G. said...

Our fig tree here in sunny Florida is bursting with ripe figs. I was actually contemplating making fig preserves today, before the birds and squirrels eat them all.

The Japanese Redneck said...

Those are beautiful figs. Looks like a yummy salad.

I too, am waiting for my figs to ripen. This year looks like it's going to be a bumper crop.

Proud Italian Cook said...

I want this for lunch today! I have the goat cheese but no figs....

SarahB said...

Who ARE all of these lucky people with fig trees? I think Redneck should send some up to you!!

Joanne said...

I live and breathe for fresh figs! Literally. My parents have two trees but they're stingy so I have to sneak over there and steal them if I want any. It's a project.

This salad is fabulous! Totally bookmarked for when I'm lucky enough to find some figs!

Lori Lynn said...

Oh, I would too.

Oui, Chef said...

A fellow fig-lover....YAY! How lucky to find plump little beauties at this time of year. I agree - A Great salad! - S

janice15 said...

I never really have eaten fig but seen alot of good looking recipes and this looks fantastic..LOL. there's a huge fig tree next store to my yard and they are hanging over so I'm hoping they stay and I can take would love to try this and some other recipes..your food always looks good..thank you have a great day..Janice

Roxana GreenGirl said...

Hi Stacey, I'm new to your blog and I love figs too. Nice to meet you.
The salad looks great, I have a weakness for cheese.

thanks for sharing, hope you'll have a wonderful day