Sweet Mediterranean Herb Recipe with Goat Cheese and Figs

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 SWEET MEDITERRANEAN HERB SALAD

When fresh figs are in season, this is one of my favorite salads to make. The combination of tender mixed greens, candied pecans, salty goat cheese, and sweet fresh figs lightly tossed in an oil and agave dressings creates a delightful flavor combination for that serves beautifully with any meal or as a stand-alone entrée for lunch or dinner.

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There is something special about candied nuts that brings an ordinary salad to life. My favorite nut to use in this salad is pecans;  however, you can use other candied nuts like walnuts, cashews, or almonds.

If you are hosting a gathering and wanting a salad everyone will love, this is an excellent choice. It’s simple to make, and because I place the goat cheese around the dish rather than in the salad, your dairy-free or non-loving goat cheese guests can still enjoy the salad by omitting the cheese.

I customize my recipes with serving options so you can decide how many ingredients to use according to the servings you wish to make. Adjust the serving size in the recipe below, and it will give you the measurement you will need for smaller or larger servings.

When fresh figs are out of season, replace them with your favorite fruit such as pears, mandarin oranges, raspberries or any fruit is in season. Enjoy!

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This Sweet Mediterranean Herb Salad is the combination of tender mixed greens, candied pecans, salty goat cheese and sweet fresh figs lightly tossed in an oil and agave dressings make the perfect combination for a light flavorful salad for any meal.
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
Candied Pecans
  1. Heat a small pan over medium heat for 30 seconds. Add the butter and saute until melted. Stir in the brown sugar until dissolved.
  2. Add the in pecans and stir until they are evenly covered with glaze.
  3. Spread the pecans on to parchment paper, separating them from touching until cooled.
  4. Wash and roughly chop the lettuce leaves before transferring them to a large platter.
  5. Cut the fresh figs into quarters and lay them around the platter and in the middle of the lettuce.
  6. Slice the goat cheese log into 1/2-inch rounds and place them on the edges of the platter alternating between figs.
  7. Sprinkle the candied pecans over and around the salad.
  8. Lightly sprinkle the tarragon over the goat cheese and salad.
  9. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Dressing
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, agave nectar, salt, and pepper. Drizzle over salad just before serving. Transfer extra dressing into a serving dish to serve with salad.
Recipe Notes

Recipe by Lisa Soldo-Johnson for www.culinarybutterfly.com

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