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Sweet Arugula and Fig Salad

Monday, August 8, 2016

Happy Summer everybody!

 

I hope you’re enjoying these weeks whether you live North or South, East of West! As you well know, summer calls for greens so here I have a sweet and delicious option for your weekends lunch. Today I’m using my favorite fruit, FIGS! Oh well, I still remember myself as a kid climbing up a tree at my Aunt’s house with a plastic bag just harvesting figs for hours along with my cousins, those were the days!

 

This is my take on a “Sweet Arugula and Fig Salad”, so get your salad spinner out because it’s time for your greens!

 

Before we begin, I just want to mention an awesome product I just got. I’m talking about my new “Zyliss SwiftDry Salad Spinner”. This is tool is just amazing if you’re looking for a kitchen gadget to make sure to wash your greens properly and ending up with very crisp leafs at the end, not soggy-humid at all! You can get more information about this product right here.

 

 

 

 

 

Ingredients (2 portions)

 

  • 4 cups of arugula.

  • 4 cups of baby spinach.

  • 3 tbsp cashews.

  • A few cucumber peels (which you can make with a potato peeler).

  • 8 figs.

  • ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese.

 

For the dressing

  • 3 tsp honey.

  • 4 tbsp cup balsamic vinegar.

  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil.

  • Salt

  • Pepper

 

Instructions (10 minutes)

 

  1. Wash all your greens.

  2. To make the dressing just put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk for 2 minutes until well combined.

  3. Add the dressing to the greens to incorporate. Add cashews, cucumber peels and parmesan cheese.

  4. To plate just put a good amount of salad in a plate and add 4 figs cut in quarters as in the picture above.

 

Enjoy! You can add a few pieces of grilled chicken on top if you’re looking for a full meal!

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