Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese, Bacon, and Balsamic-Fig Dressing

  • bethany Posted: 11/13/08
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    Excellent! Need the arugula to balance out the tangy dressing. My dressing did not come out thick and it was the perfect consistency - I used my mini food processor to blend everything. I also could not find any figs- I was at Trader Joes looking- so I used dates. I think it still tasted excellent!

  • chicago84 Posted: 01/29/09
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    I absolutely love this dressing. Sometimes I omit the broth. The flavors are incredible.

  • ashleycovelli Posted: 12/06/08
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    This salad has so many things I love in it - there's no way it would be bad! I thought it was interesting the the dressing has chicken broth in it...but it works!

  • CaliforniaCook Posted: 12/23/08
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    Love the arugula, goat cheese and dressing. Great flavors. Easy to make. Bacon can probably be substituted with pecans or walnuts - may try that next time.

  • RenoTX Posted: 04/13/09
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    Love the fig dressing. I didn't blend it that long, and it was a bit thick/chunky, but I liked getting chunks of figs with bites of the dressing. This salad has a lot of strong flavors that go very well together. My family gobbled it up!

  • rebmarch Posted: 08/03/09
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    I misread the recipe initially and purchased fresh figs. I went ahead and made the dressing and liked it a lot, we continued to use the left over dressing on our salads all week. I then tried it a second time using dried figs (I couldn't find dried Black Mission Figs, they were just labelled Turkish Figs, I don't know if this makes a difference), I found the dressing a lot chunkier and a lot stronger in flavor. My preference was for the dressing made with the fresh figs. I also substitued roasted walnuts for the bacon.

  • Vinrouge Posted: 01/30/12
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    Wow, a definite keeper! This salad is fancy restaurant worthy. I substituted green onion for the red because that's what I had, and loved it. Milder than red onion would have been and easier to slice thin. Shaved parmesan would also be great in place of the feta.


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