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Fig, Speck & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

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The goat cheese dressing is just one layer of the big flavors in this fresh fig salad. Speck is an cured and smoked Italian meat similar to prosciutto.

Fig, Speck & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese Dressing

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You may substitute prosciutto for speck if you prefer.

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Ingredients

  • 8 ounce fresh goat cheese (softened)
  • 2/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoon lime juice
  • kosher salt (as needed)
  • freshly cracked black pepper (as needed)
  • 6 cup baby arugula (lightly packed)
  • 3 ounce speck (thinly sliced, then torn into strips)
  • 12 ripe fresh figs (halved lengthwise)

Directions

Make the dressing: Blend goat cheese, yogurt and lime juice in mini food processor or blender until smooth. Transfer to a small bowl. Season dipping sauce to taste with a pinch each salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. May be made up to 24 hours in advance to this point. Place the arugula on a serving plate; top with speck and fig halves. Drizzle the dressing on top to taste and give the salad a few grinds of black pepper.