Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Cindy Barr
Yield
8 servings (serving size: 1 cup salad, 1 lettuce leaf, 3 fig halves, and 1 toast)

Marseilles fig bushes imported from France had a place of pride in Monticello's extensive orchards.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat grill.

Step 2

Combine cheese and butter in a small bowl; stir until well blended.

Step 3

Grill bread 5 minutes on each side or until golden; cool. Spread 1 teaspoon cheese mixture on each slice; set aside.

Step 4

Thread 4 fig halves lengthwise onto each of 6 (8-inch) skewers; coat figs with cooking spray. Place fig kebabs on grill rack, and grill 4 minutes on each side. Cool slightly; remove figs from skewers.

Step 5

Combine vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Place spinach and arugula in a large bowl; add dressing, tossing gently to coat. Divide mixture evenly among 8 serving plates. Top with figs and lettuce leaves; sprinkle with onions. Serve with toasts.

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