Mixed Greens with Fig and Wine Dressing

Mixed Greens with Fig and Wine Dressing
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  • 4Servings


  • 9 dried figs, preferably Calimyrna, stemmed and halved
  • 1 3/4 cups dry red wine
  • 2/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 5 ounce bag mesclun or herb salad mix
  • 4 ounces manchego cheese, shaved
  • 1 cup hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 4 fresh figs, thinly sliced lengthwise


In a small microwaveable bowl, microwave the dried figs and 1 cup water at full power for 2 minutes. Let stand for 5 minutes, then transfer to a medium saucepan. Add the wine and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes.

Using a blender, puree the fig mixture. Add the olive oil, brown sugar, vinegar and 1 teaspoon salt and blend until smooth. Season with pepper.

Place the greens in a large bowl, drizzle with 1/2 cup dressing and toss to combine. Mound the salad greens onto 4 serving plates and top with the manchego, hazelnuts and fresh figs.