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Fig Salad with Mozzarella Cheese
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Fresh Fig Salad with Orange Emulsion Dressing

This salad is light and fresh. The perfect summer salad, when figs are in season.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Continental
Servings: 4


Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 cups sliced Boston lettuce
  • 5 quartered figs
  • 1/2 cup diced fresh mozzarella
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely chopped orange zest
  • 1 tablespoon pepitas pumpkin seeds
  • 2-3 tablespoons orange emulsion dressing see below, to taste

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Yield: 2 cups
  • 3/4 cup orange juice
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons grated orange zest
  • 1/3 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup canola oil
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper


To make salad:

  • Combine lettuce, figs, mozzarella, zest and pepitas.
  • Add dressing and toss gently.
  • Serve immediately.

To make dressing:

  • Combine juice, zest, vinegar, honey and salt and pepper. Whisk well.
  • While whisking constantly, slowly add oils until thorough incorporated.
  • Taste and adjust salt and pepper, as necessary.


Figs can be substituted with peaches, nectarines or plums.


Serving: 206g | Carbohydrates: 35.9g | Protein: 11.1g | Fat: 15.6g | Saturated Fat: 4.9g | Sodium: 182mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 24.3g
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