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Fig and Kale Salad
with lentils / avocados / havarti / lemon adobo dressing

Active: 30 min Total: 30 min

Figs are hard to find out of season, so we love to highlight them when the season hits. This simple entree salad lets the flavor and texture of ripe figs really shine.
Smarts: If figs are not in season where you are, halved grapes make an excellent sub.

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Ingredients

Servings:
4
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Fig and Kale Salad:
  • Cheese, smoked Havarti - 6 oz, cubed (sub any other smoked cheese or goat cheese)
  • Avocados - 1, cubed
  • Figs - 8, halved or quartered (sub grapes, using 4x more than listed)
  • Lentils, pre-cooked - 2 cups (look for vacuum-packed or canned)
  • Oil, cooking - 1 Tbsp
  • Baby kale - 10 oz (sub any type kale, chopped)
  • Sunflower seeds - 1/4 cup
Lemon Adobo Dressing:
  • Lemon juice - 1 Tbsp
  • Vinegar, red wine - 1 Tbsp
  • Adobo sauce - 1 tsp (opt; usually found in a can of chipotles in adobo)
  • Mustard, Dijon - 1 tsp
  • Honey - 2 tsp
  • Paprika, smoked - 1/2 tsp
  • Oil, olive - 3 Tbsp

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Prep

  1. Make dressing - Whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, adobo sauce, mustard, honey, and paprika. Add olive oil while whisking. Season with some salt and pepper. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)
  2. Cheese / Avocados / Figs - Prep as directed.
  3. Lentils - If using canned lentils, drain and rinse.

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Make

  1. Heat a skillet with cooking oil over medium heat. Add lentils with 1 Tbsp / 15 mL of dressing (for 4 servings; adjust if customizing) and saute until lentils are warmed through.
  2. Gently toss together kale, avocados, cheese, figs, and lentils with remaining dressing until dressed to your liking. Top with sunflower seeds. Enjoy!

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Reviews

Ratings

Original (29)
Gluten-free (3)
Paleo (4)
Vegetarian (11)

27 reviews

Had to sub smoked Gouda and grapes. Used pumpkin seeds since I had some already in the pantry. Everyone liked it.

By: Michael
Posted: Sep 13, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Came together really easily. I couldn’t find baby kale so I used regular kale. I think next time I’d use spinach. Loved the grapes in the salad.

By: Erin
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

Pretty good for a salad!

By: Jenna
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

No figs or smoked havarti, so went with grapes and smoked gouda. Easy and tasty.

By: Alyson
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Original
0 Helpful

The figs didn't look good so I used grapes, but it was still delicious.

By: Tara
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Original
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This was delicious! I did smoked gouda as I couldn’t find smoked havarti and toasted pecans instead of sunflower seeds. I was skeptical about the flavors working together, but really enjoyed this.

By: Rachel
Posted: Sep 12, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian
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