Mixed Greens Salad With Pears, Goat Cheese, and Fig Vinaigrette

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

I love figs, so when I found this recipe I knew I had to try it. The vinaigrette came out very thick, so I had to adapt it to suit my needs. Pared with the goat cheese and pears, this was wonderful. The vinaigrette's sweet-tart taste makes it well suited for a marinade for grilled or roasted pork and chicken.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Combine balsamic vinegar and figs in a small saucepan over high heat, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer until reduced to 1/3 cup: about 5 minutes.
  2. Combine the fig mixture, water, and lemon juice in a blender, and process until smooth.
  3. Place the fig mixture in a small bowl. Stir in shallots, thyme, and garlic. Add olive oil and salt; stir well with a whisk.
  4. To serve: Drizzle enough dressing on the greens to coat. Place the greens on 6 salad plates and top with pear and goat cheese.