Start the Year with Something New Fig...Salad
By Emily Thevis, RD LDN
Figs are not just for newton cookies anymore. This Mediterranean fruit is rich in calcium and fiber, and enjoyed fresh to satisfy a sweet craving, or turned into a jam. Change it up and make a salad using this savory recipe.
|2 tablespoons||red wine vinegar|
|2 teaspoons||extra virgin olive oil|
|¼ teaspoon||black pepper, ground|
|2 cups||fresh figs, quartered|
|2 cups||Romaine lettuce|
|1 cup||cherry tomatoes, halved|
|¾ cup||Vidalia onions (or other sweet onion), chopped|
|3 tablespoons||mint, chopped|
|¼ cup||feta cheese crumbles|
Method of Preparation
1. Whisk red wine vinegar, olive oil and black pepper in bowl.
2. Add figs, lettuce, tomatoes, onion and mint to oil and vinegar mixture. Toss gently.
3. Serve and sprinkle with feta cheese.
Yield and Servings
Yield: 4 servings
Serving Size: 1 ½ cups
Calories 128, Protein 3.4 g, Carbohydrates 20 g, Total fat 4.8 g, Cholesterol 8 mg, Sodium 114 mg, Sugars 11 g, Fiber 4.2 g