Arugula Salad with Caramelized Figs and Toasted Pepitas
By Your Market District Chefs
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Preheat oven 400˚F. Place figs in a microwave safe bowl and add about 1½ cups water. Microwave for 2-3 minutes; let sit for 3 minutes to soften. Drain well and transfer to a medium baking dish. Add wine, sugar and thyme; mix well to coat. Bake uncovered for 20 minutes, stirring once, until caramelized. Set aside to cool.
In a small bowl, whisk together mustard, shallot and vinegar; add oil in a slow steam, whisking briskly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Place arugula on a serving platter and arrange caramelized figs over top. Sprinkle salad with pepitas and cheese; drizzle dressing over top or serve on the side. Makes 6 servings based on 1 heaping cup of salad.
Nutritional Information (Per serving):
Calories 230, Fat 13g, Sat Fat 3g, Trans Fat 0g, Cholesterol 5mg, Sodium 230mg, Total Carbohydrate 23g, Fiber 3g, Sugars 17g, Protein 5g, Vitamin A 15% DV, Vitamin C 8% DV, Calcium 10% DV, Iron 8% DV
Nutritional values are based on data from the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.