Fig Goat Cheese Salad w. Pomegranate Arils

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A special fig goat cheese salad with fresh figs, pomegranate arils, pistachios and goat cheese

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.

A fig goat cheese salad with fresh figs, pomegranate arils, pistachios and goat cheeseA fig goat cheese salad with fresh figs, pomegranate arils, pistachios and goat cheese

FIG GOAT CHEESE SALAD WITH POMEGRANATE ARILS + PISTACHIOS

INGREDIENTS
Figs
Pistachios
Goat cheese
Lettuce
Pomegranate arils
Farro

Dressing
2 T olive oil
3/4 tsp balsamic vinegar
2 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp dijon mustard
1 garlic clove, minced

DIRECTIONS
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.

A fig goat cheese salad with fresh figs, pomegranate arils, pistachios and goat cheese

Grace

A travel photographer and writer with an insatiable desire to explore the world and inspire others to see it for themselves.

8 Comments

  1. Alyssa Ponticello
    December 15, 2015 / 2:37 pm

    Fig and goat cheese (and sometimes prosciutto) has to be one of my favorite flavor combos of all time! It’s just so perfect together!

    • December 16, 2015 / 1:53 am

      I agree! I can never say no to either.

  2. Luci's Morsels
    December 16, 2015 / 1:40 am

    You pretty much had me at fig. And pistachios, goat cheese, pomegranate, and salad! I now know fresh figs (since you recommended I try them while in France) and I”m totally hooked. Dried figs are great, but fresh is just unbeatable!

    • December 16, 2015 / 1:52 am

      Yes!! I’m so happy you had the chance to try them. They really are fantastic – so much so that sometimes I feel bad in using them in food. They are so good plain!

  3. December 18, 2015 / 3:28 pm

    Recently tried figs and I’m not a fresh fig fan, but love dried figs. I must add pistachios to my list of additives to a salad ~ looks delish!

    Do you cook farro like rice?

    Monica.

    • December 21, 2015 / 4:32 am

      Yep, farro cooks very similar to rice. It’s got a nice “crunch” to it. Also, I’m bummed that you didn’t like fresh figs – maybe it was a texture thing?

      • December 21, 2015 / 3:35 pm

        Texture? Yes, maybe .. I found them mushy and not very flavorful.

        M.

        • December 21, 2015 / 3:42 pm

          Well, I would agree that they are mushy. But they should have a sweetness to them, kind of like a syrup flavor. Maybe you had a bad batch because I have had a few that weren’t flavorful or too sour.