California Fig and Arugula Salad

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California Fig and Arugula Salad

Arugula salad recipes introduce a peppery flavor to familiar salads. You'll especially love pairing naturally sweet California Figs in this arugula salad.
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Servings 6 people


California Fig and Arugula Salad:

  • 1/2 pound pancetta diced
  • 1/2 cup Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs stems removed, diced
  • 6 bunches arugula
  • 1 cup pecans toasted
  • 1 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups Fig and Port Vinaigrette (recipe follows)

Fig and Port Vinaigrette:


Directions for Fig and Arugula Salad:

  • In a small pan, saute pancetta over medium heat until crisp; set aside. In a large bowl, toss pancetta, figs, arugula, pecans, and goat cheese with the vinaigrette. Divide between six chilled salad plates. Grind pepper over each salad.

Directions for Fig and Port Vinaigrette:

  • Soak figs in port until soft. In a saucepan, reduce port over medium heat to 1/2 cup. Puree figs, port, and vinegar in a food processor. Add shallots and slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper.


*Blended oil is 3 parts canola oil plus 1 part olive oil.
From the girl & the fig restaurant in Sonoma, California.

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