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

Active: 30 minTotal: 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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Serving Size: 1 serving
Servings Per Recipe 4
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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.

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

This meal has 26 reviews

A great way to use figs for that week they are in season! This deconstructed nicely for all diets.

By: Caitlin
Posted: Oct 03, 2019
Diet: Vegetarian

Delicious! It made for a beautiful and tasty presentation. Will make again! I used crumbled goat cheese and used almond slivers and pepitas rather than sunflower seeds. I probably doubled the honey and adobo sauce in the dressing because I really loved the sweet smoky flavor they gave.

By: Rachel
Posted: Oct 01, 2019
Diet: Original

Used curly kale, goat cheese, red grapes and pumpkin seeds as substitutions. Was wonderful and will make again!

By: Susanne
Posted: Sep 28, 2019
Diet: Original

Wow! Yum!

By: Justyne
Posted: Sep 19, 2019
Diet: Original

Really liked the flavor combination, used goat cheese because it's what I had. Looking forward to leftovers.

By: Kristen
Posted: Sep 16, 2019
Diet: Original

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