Figs & Greens Breakfast Salad

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This colourful salad also has a lot of lovely flavours.

I have never had a fresh fig before. I’ve had plenty of Fig Newtons, but never the fresh fruit. So when a friend gave me some from her tree, I was anxious to try them.

My daughter and I put together the following ingredients for a salad and love it. We think it is tasty enough for dessert.

Toss the below ingredients together.

  • 1 cup chopped purple cabbage
  • 3 cups mixed greens
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 to 1 cup chopped fig
  • 1/2 cup honey baked ham – chopped

Top the salad with the following ingredients.

  • 1 avocado – slices or chopped
  • 2 hard-boiled eggs – peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup cheese – slices or chopped –  We used Asiago but I want to try Brie and/or Feta next time.
  • 2-4 pieces of bacon – cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts – raw or toasted

To Toast the walnuts, do the following.

  • Stir walnuts in small, nonstick skillet over medium heat until lightly toasted, about 3 minutes.

Mix the following dressing ingredients together. Sprinkle onto the salad.

  • 1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons chocolate balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons raspberry balsamic vinegar

Your Turn . . . What is your favourite way to use fresh figs?

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  • 1. Lauren  |  . at .

    This sounds SO good! My neighbor grows them and last summer he gave me some. I’m sad to say I let them rot because I didn’t know what to do with them! I love all of the colorful ingredients in this salad. I don’t really LIKE salads unless they have fun, yummy ingredients like this one!


    • 2. susan2009  |  . at .

      I hope your neighbor gives you more figs this year and you get to try the salad, Lauren. We think it is yummy especially with this dressing.
      I don’t know what else you can do with figs besides eat them. My daughter likes to do that. Me? Not so much.
      I eat at least one salad a day and I do get TIRED of them. So yummy ingredients is a bug bonus for me as well.


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