|Fall Fig Salad starring Reading Terminal Market fresh produce|
Fair Food Farmstand, Iovine Brothers Produce, and other Reading Terminal Market merchants provide the ingredients to this fancy fall fig salad made by none other than my budding foodie of a daughter. It started with a complaint: "Mom, your salads are so boring. And they're not pretty."
She's right, I suppose. I tend to view a salad as a light side dish, almost palate cleanser; I gravitate toward baby greens like arugula or mache and toss them with a simple balsamic vinaigrette. But Kelsey prefers something a bit more involved, and if she's willing to make it, I'm more than happy to provide the ingredients and step aside.
Kelsey's Fall Fig Salad
1 10 oz package Spring Mix, rinsed and spun
6 black or green figs, quartered
1 pear, peeled, cored and sliced and spritzed with lemon
1/3 cup lightly salted cashews
1/4 cup grated asiago cheese (or other sharp cheese of your choice)
Place spring mix in salad bowl, and arrange other ingredients decoratively on top. Dress as desired--we used a light lemon vinaigrette.
When you see her Halloween costume, you can tell that plain and simple are not to her liking: