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Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs

Grilled Figs and Spinach Salad
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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy plump and juicy fresh figs. Grilling them brings out their natural sweetness, a great complement to fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese.

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Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 fresh figs, halved
  • 1 Pound spinach, stemmed and washed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 Cup pecan pieces, toasted

Directions

Combine 1/4 cup of the oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, and black pepper to make a dressing; set aside. Preheat grill. Rub figs all over with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then grill, skin side up, over a medium-hot fire for 2 to 3 minutes.

Toss spinach, bell peppers, and onions with dressing in a large bowl. Transfer salad mixture to 4 plates, then sprinkle with feta and pecans. Place 4 pieces of grilled fig on each plate and serve.

Nutritional Facts
Servings4
Calories Per Serving340
Total Fat24g37%
Sugar19gN/A
Saturated4g21%
Cholesterol8mg3%
Protein7g13%
Carbs30g10%
Vitamin A556µg62%
Vitamin B120.2µg2.6%
Vitamin B60.5mg24.6%
Vitamin C122mg100%
Vitamin E5mg25%
Vitamin K563µg100%
Calcium209mg21%
Fiber7g27%
Folate (food)246µgN/A
Folate equivalent (total)246µg62%
Iron4mg22%
Magnesium124mg31%
Monounsaturated15gN/A
Niacin (B3)2mg9%
Phosphorus135mg19%
Polyunsaturated4gN/A
Potassium1029mg29%
Riboflavin (B2)0.4mg21.7%
Sodium179mg7%
Sugars, added0.4gN/A
Thiamin (B1)0.2mg15.1%
Zinc1mg9%