I eat a lot of soups and salads for lunch on a week day. The heat is on lately, and my preference lately has turned to cold salads as opposed to a warm soup.
I picked up a box of Organic figs and pears recently from Whole Foods and the one thing that immediately came to mind was a salad combining the two. As with soups, I eat a lot of salads. But as far as sweet salads go, I make them rarely. My all time favorite salad with fruits has always been the Raspberry Salad.
Figs have a sweet and delicious taste to them. So now and then I make the exception and try a new salad recipe with them.
2 cups of fresh mixed greens
4-5 figs, washed and sliced
1/2 a green pear washed, and sliced
a handful of whole or chopped pecans (feel free to toast them)
1-2 tbsp sliced red onion
some feta, blue or gorgonzola cheese
Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
salt and fresh ground pepper
Place all salad ingredients in a large salad bowl and chill in the refrigerator. Toss with the lemon vinaigrette dressing just before serving.