I’m not a big fan of blue cheese unless it’s paired perfectly. This is the pairing for me!
“Figs are the ugly stepsister to the sexier fruits of summer. You don’t see people waxing poetic about these tasty beauties. I have to admit that it took me a long time to appreciate their luscious sweetness and chewy texture but they have moved to the top of my list as one of my favorite new ingredients to experiment with.”
Feeling slightly adventurous? Try this summer salad Recipe from Scaling Back to boost your day!
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
- 1 large bunch arugula
- 1 pint fresh figs, cut into quarters
- 4 oz smoked blue cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup toasted chopped hazelnuts
Combine the balsamic and mustard in a small bowl and slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking, season with salt and pepper. In a large bowl combine the greens with the figs and blue cheese, add a few tablespoons of dressing and toss lightly to combine. Sprinkle the hazelnuts over the top and serve.