Friday with Figs

Good morning!
Yet again, it is a gorgeous sunny, blue sky, bird chirping, scorching hot morning! I love waking up to blue sky days, they just make you so much more happier.
I keep forgetting to post a really good recipe I created a few days back, so I thought this morning would be the perfect morning to introduce it.
The past few weeks, I have been seeing fresh figs for a very good price in the grocery store, but every time I passed them I didn’t know what I would use them for. When my Mom came to visit me last week, I knew the perfect use for them!
Fig, Pear and Almond Salad
(serves 2)
4 fresh figs
1 bosc pear
1/2 fennel bulb
1/4 cup dry roasted sliced almonds (slivered would work too)
2 cups baby spinach
Vinaigrette
1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
4 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp honey
1 tsp curry powder
Wash and dry spinach. Place on the bottom of a plate (or bowl). Slice and dice up the fennel, place on top of the spinach. Slice pears and layer them over the spinach and fennel. Slice the figs and place on top of the pears. Dry roast the almonds in a pan over medium heat for a few minutes – watch carefully so that they don’t burn. Sprinkle almonds over the salad. Mix together the vinegar, oil, mustard, honey and curry powder. Drizzle vinaigrette over the salad.
(Alternatively, you could probably just throw all of the ingredients into a large salad bowl and mix them together to serve…this way is just a little prettier.)
I really hope you enjoy this summer inspired salad! I had it with a gluten free pasta salad.
Enjoy your Friday!!

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