I've got figs coming out of my eyeballs right now. My tree has almost quadrupled it's size since I planted it two years ago. I love fresh figs and they are so incredibly good for you. Here are the amazing health benefits of figs. They are a great source of fiber which helps trim the waistline and fill you up. I fell in love with this simple salad recipe. The sweetness of the figs with the rich feta cheese and tart vinaigrette is a divine combination.
Fresh Fig and Feta Salad with Toasted Walnuts
Adapted from Food.com
24-30 fresh figs (any variety, I used Brown Turkey Figs)
6-9 oz whole feta cheese
9 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
6 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
sea salt and pepper to taste
Toast walnuts in a frying pan over high heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until lightly toasted. Set aside and cool. Combine vinegar, dijon, olive and a little salt and pepper in a jar and shake until emulsified. Set aside. Wash and pat figs dry and cut them in half. Arrange on a platter, sprinkle with feta cheese and walnuts and drizzle dressing on top. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.
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