I had to recreate a salad that I had a couple weekends ago when dining out for our anniversary. We had a wonderful meal at Wahoo! Grill in Decatur, GA. This salad hasn’t escaped my mind since I left that night, so here is my version (without knowing their original recipe). It was a pretty good guess, though I didn’t saute the proscuitto until crispy (that is optional…I like it sliced just as it is..) The blend of fresh, sweet seasonal figs and the saltiness of the proscuitto ham is a heavenly combo and the dressing…OMG….
Fresh Fig, Walnut & Proscuitto Salad with Fig Balsamic Dressing
For the salad:
2 cups gourmet lettuce blend (arugula, spinach and spring mix)
8 fresh figs, rinsed and sliced in half
4 slices proscuitto ham, chopped into bite size pieces
1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese
1/2 cup walnuts, toasted
For the dressing:
1 large shallot, minced
2 tbsp fig preserves
4 tbsp + 1tsp olive oil
2 tbsp good quality balsamic vinegar
dash salt and pepper
In a small pan, sauté the minced shallot in the 1 tsp olive oil until soft. Spoon the shallots into a small mason or glass jar and add all other dressing ingredients. Screw on lid and shake vigorously until well mixed. Assemble your salad into two bowls and top with dressing.