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Fig Vinaigrette

Yield About 2/3 cup (serving size: 1 tablespoon)

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 5 dried Black Mission figs, stemmed and coarsely chopped
  • 6 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon extravirgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Nutrition Information

  • calories 46
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 1.4 g
  • satfat 0.2 g
  • monofat 1 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 0.4 g
  • carbohydrate 8.3 g
  • fiber 1 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.2 mg
  • sodium 64 mg
  • calcium 17 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine balsamic vinegar and figs in a small saucepan over high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup (about 5 minutes). Combine the fig mixture, 6 tablespoons water, and lemon juice in a blender, and process until smooth.

  2. Place the fig mixture in a small bowl. Stir in shallots, thyme, and garlic. Add extravirgin olive oil and salt; stir well with a whisk.