Spinach Salad With Grilled Figs

Spinach Salad With Grilled Figs
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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. Click here to see In Season: Figs.
Grilled Figs and Spinach Salad
  • 5 tablespoon 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
  1. 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.
  2. 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.