Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs and Feta

Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs and Feta

Serves 4

Summer is the perfect time to enjoy plump and juicy fresh figs. Grilling them brings out their natural sweetness, a great complement to fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese.

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

Combine 1/4 cup of the oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey and black pepper to make a dressing; set aside. Preheat grill. Rub figs all over with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then grill, skin side up, over a medium hot fire for 2 to 3 minutes.

Toss spinach, bell peppers, and onions with dressing in a large bowl. Transfer salad mixture to 4 plates, then sprinkle with feta and pecans. Place 4 pieces of grilled fig on each plate and serve.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:350 calories (230 from fat), 25g total fat, 4.5g saturated fat, 10mg cholesterol, 200mg sodium, 29g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 20g sugar), 7g protein
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