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Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

A classic fall salad with figs, goat cheese, and walnuts paired with a California Sauvignon Blanc

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
Servings 6

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 2 tablespoons Saba Lemon I found this at Williams-Sonoma. If you can't find lemon Saba, add a squeeze of lemon juice to regular Saba.
  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 5 cups salad mix of arugula and baby mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled
  • 6 fresh ripe figs, halves or quartered

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spread the walnuts on a baking sheet and roast for about 8 minutes. When cool, break the walnuts into small pieces.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the saba lemon, olive oil, salt, and pepper.

  3. In a large flat bottomed salad bowl, toss the lettuce and walnuts with just enough dressing to lightly coat the greens. Divide on to 6 salad plates and top with crumbled goat cheese and figs halves.