Spinach Salad with Figs and Feta Cheese

Spinach Salad with Figs and Feta Cheese

Serves 4 to 6

If you like, broil or grill the figs and the sugars on their surface will become deliciously caramelized. The crunch of toasted pecans balances the creaminess of the feta cheese in this rich salad.

Ingredients: 
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 pound spinach, stemmed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded and julienned
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces, toasted
  • 8 fresh figs, halved lengthwise
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Method: 

Whisk together oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey and pepper in a large bowl to make the dressing. Add spinach, bell peppers and red onions and toss gently to combine. Divide between four plates, then sprinkle each salad with feta cheese and pecans. Arrange figs on plates with salad and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:250 calories (160 from fat), 17g total fat, 3g saturated fat, 5mg cholesterol, 160mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (6g dietary fiber, 16g sugar), 5g protein
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