100 Best Health Foods #4: Figs


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.

Fig Salad

Ingredients:

  • 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.
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