Figs are high in Vitamin B6 and are a great source of soluble fiber! Dried figs have lots more nutrients, and are “easier” to come by and keep compared to fresh figs. Also high in potassium, beta-carotene and calcium.
1/4 cup walnuts
1 1/2 sprigs rosemary, stems discarded
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sherry wine vinegar
1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
6 ounces arugula
6 white dried figs, stems removed
4 tablespoons goat cheese
Toast walnuts on a baking sheet in the oven at 300 degrees until they are just fragrant, about 4-5 minutes. Transfer to a plate to cool.
2 In a food processor, or metal bowl, combine rosemary, honey, vinegar, water, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly blend in the oil.
3 Combine arugula, figs and walnuts in a salad bowl. Give the dressing a final whisk and toss with salad. Divide salad onto four plates and garnish with one tablespoon of goat cheese.