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Greens and Figs with Blue Cheese

Greens and Figs with Blue Cheese
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1 tablespoon chopped, fresh thyme
  • 1 clove garlic,minced
  • juice of 1 orange
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • sea salt to taste
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • For the salad:
  • 12 fresh figs,washed
  • ¼ cup pine nuts,toasted
  • 1 head radicchio,washed
  • 4 cups arugula,washed
  • 4 cups red leaf lettuce,washed and torn
  • 2 heads Belgian endive,washed and separated
  • 1 head mizuna,washed and torn
  • 1 tablespoon blue cheese,crumbled
Instructions
  1. For the vinaigrette:
  2. Whisk the thyme, garlic, orange juice, balsamic vinegar and olive oil together in a small bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. For the salad:
  4. Cut the figs in half and add them to the vinaigrette for the flavors to blend.
  5. In a dry sauté pan over medium heat, toast the pine nuts until golden. Set aside.
  6. Separate four large radicchio leaves and set aside. Chop the remaining head of radicchio and toss all the lettuces together in a bowl.
  7. On 4 chilled salad plates, place a radicchio leaf in the center and divide the lettuce equally on top of the leaf. Surround each plate with the halved figs. Drizzle the vinaigrette over each of the plates. Sprinkle the crumbled blue cheese and pine nuts over the top and serve chilled.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 large salad with 2 tablespoons vinaigrette Calories: 210 Fat: 6 g Carbohydrates: 38 g Sugar: 29 g Fiber: 8 g Protein: 5 g
 

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