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Mixed Greens With Roasted Figs and Pistachios

Mixed Greens With Roasted Figs and Pistachios

Roasting the fresh figs intensifies the flavor and makes them tender but you can use dried figs in a pinch. Top mixed greens with a sprinkle of roasted pistachios.

Health SEPTEMBER 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 1 cup; each person should get 3 fig halves)
  • Cook time: 10 Minutes
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes

Ingredients

  • 9 fresh (or dried) figs
  • 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 minced shallot
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 10 cup (1 1/2 14-ounce bags) mixed salad greens
  • 1/2 cup shelled dry-roasted pistachios

Preparation

1. Preheat oven to 350°.

2. Toss figs with olive oil and place on a baking sheet.

3. Roast until figs are tender, about 10 minutes. Cool. Cut the figs in half lengthwise.

4. In a small bowl, whisk the extra-virgin olive oil, vinegar, shallot, salt, and pepper together. Set aside.

5. In a large bowl, combine salad greens, figs, pistachios, and dressing.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 244
  • Fat: 16g
  • Saturated fat: 2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 11g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 3g
  • Protein: 5g
  • Carbohydrate: 25g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 2mg
  • Sodium: 72mg
  • Calcium: 97mg
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