What better-suited recipe to start this all off, than a recipe containing part of the blog’s name – a salad! Fresh figs are AMAZING and their sweetness really pops with this flavour combination. I look forward to the farm trucks in the summer that offer fresh & juicy figs!!
I love to make my salads with a variety of textures and flavours. Adding in nuts gives it a crunch factor, while the fruit gives it sweetness, and the feta gives it a little bit of saltiness. This is a super quick salad to whip up and bring to all your summer bbq’s!
A fresh & light summer salad!
- 142 g (container) arugula spring mix
- 6 fresh figs
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 2 mandarin oranges
- 1/4 cup feta cheese (optional - omit for Whole30/Paleo)
- 1 cup fresh raspberries
- 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
Slice figs, chop walnuts, section off the mandarin & arrange over the arugula. Sprinkle with feta if desired.
Blend the ingredients for the dressing altogether in a blender and drizzle over the salad! Super quick & easy - a summer flavour explosion in your mouth!!