FIG SALAD WITH GOAT’S CHEESE YOGURT

FIG SALAD WITH GOAT’S CHEESE YOGURT OVER PEPPER CRESS

FigSaladWithGoatsMilkYogurt

Serves 6:

1/2 cup goat’s milk yogurt (can be replaced with regular yogurt)
1/2 cup soft fresh goat cheese, crumbled
2 teaspoons honey
1/2 teaspoon (scant) vanilla extract
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
24 ripe black Mission figs, halved lengthwise
Fleur de sel (optional)
2 bunches pepper cress or watercress, thick stems trimmed (about 4 cups)
1 cup (loosely packed) small mint leaves
Extra-virgin olive oil
1 dried Indonesian long pepper* (also known as Balinese long pepper; available at specialty foods stores, Middle Eastern markets, and from zingermans.com)

Whisk together first 5 ingredients in medium bowl. Season with salt and reserve. Sprinkle figs with fleur de sel; set in center of plate. Drizzle dressing on figs; scatter pepper cress and mint over. Season with olive oil and Indonesian pepper.

Enjoy! :)

[Source: Epicurious.com]

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Photography by Mary Sylvester.