I’m obsessed with fresh figs. They may be my favorite fruit (though they’re competing in first place with blueberries) and I only wish they were available year round, for less-than-exorbitant prices. Still, I always manage to snag a box when I’m at my local grocery store which happens to carry them consistently in-season. I love that you can use figs in so many dishes ranging from desserts to pizza and to salads like todays. This fig goat cheese salad is a burst of varying flavors from the popping arils to the smooth goat cheese. Serve with crusty bread for a deliciously healthy dinner.
FIG GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE ARILS + PISTACHIOS
2 T olive oil
3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced
Layer the salad ingredients (quantities depending on your preference) in a large bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, sugar, mustard, and garlic. Serve with salad.