FIG, GOAT CHEESE AND PEANUTS SALAD
Serves 4 – 6
- 5 oz fresh arugula
- 10 oz fresh baby spinach
- 10 oz fresh spring mix lettuce
- 12 fresh figs cut in quarters
- 1 cup goat cheese in pieces
- ½ cup of peanuts
- 12 vine tomatoes cut in half
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Dressing or vinaigrette (we recommend sesame with citrus or balsamic) to taste
- In a large bowl, mix the arugula, spinach and mixed lettuce already washed;
- Add tomatoes with half of the nuts and the vinaigrette and mix gently until everything is well covered;
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and transfer to dishes;
- Place the figs around the salad;
- Add the cheese and remaining nuts
- Note: you can add 10 oz prosciutto
Health benefits of figs: figs are high in fiber and a good source of several essential minerals, including magnesium, manganese, calcium (which promotes bone density), copper, and potassium (which helps lower blood pressure), as well as vitamins, principally K and B6.
Besides keeping much longer, the nutritional value of figs increases when they’re dried. A half-cup of fresh figs, for instance, provides as much calcium as one-half cup of milk, but a single dried fig contains almost as much calcium as an egg. Whether fresh or dried, figs contain powerful antioxidants that neutralize free radicals in your body and fight disease.
Enjoy your salad!