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Marinated Fig Salad

Photo: Jennifer Davick
Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 45 mins
Yield Makes 4 servings
Let the flavor of fresh figs shine in Marinated Fig Salad. An added bonus: this fig salad comes together in just a few minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon coarse-grained Dijon mustard
  • 16 fresh figs, halved
  • 1 (8-oz.) package fresh mozzarella cheese slices
  • 4 ounces thinly sliced Serrano ham or prosciutto, torn into strips
  • 2 cups loosely packed arugula

How to Make It

  1. Whisk together first 4 ingredients and salt and pepper to taste in a medium bowl. Stir in figs; let stand 30 minutes.

  2. Arrange mozzarella and ham on 4 salad plates or a large platter. Spoon fig mixture over cheese and ham. Sprinkle with arugula, and season with salt and pepper to taste.