We have dozens of fig trees we planted years ago, because of our love for this indulgent fruit! One of our favorite unexpected ways to utilize our fig preserves is as a salad dressing base! Prosciutto, burrata, fresh basil and arugula shine when dressed with this simple yet refined recipe.
1/3 cup Olive Oil
2 Garlic Cloves | smashed
1 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
Rind of 1 lemon | thinly sliced
1 tbsp Balsamic Vinaigrette
1 tbsp Fresh Oregano
2oz Fig Preserves
Sea Salt + Black Pepper | to taste
4 cups baby arugula
1 cup fresh basil leaves
8 fresh cherry tomatoes
8oz burrata cheese | sliced
3oz prosciutto | thinly sliced
In a salad dressing bottle add olive oil, garlic, crushed red pepper flakes, oregano, lemon rind, balsamic, fig preserves and a pinch of salt + pepper.
In a salad bowl, combine the arugula, basil, and cherry tomatoes.
Top with torn burrata and prosciutto. Spoon the fig vinaigrette over the salad.