Zesty Fig Dressing
Zesty Fig Dressing

Zesty Fig Dressing

September 27, 2016

You can really have fun & customize this dressing by using an equal amount of just about any kind of chopped dried fruit in place of the figs. I've used raisins, cranberries, apples, Medjool dates, apricots & even prunes. Each will impart it's own special flavor & health benefits to the dressing.

Yield: makes enough for 2 large dinner or 3 to 4 small side salads

Ingredients

1 Tblsp pure maple syrup, preferably organic

1 Tblsp fresh squeezed lemon juice

1 Tblsp Bragg's organic, raw, unfiltered apple cider vinegar

1 Tblsp Dijon mustard

2 Tblsp extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)

Fresh ground black pepper, 5 pepper mill turns

1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt

1/4 cup chopped dried figs (about 4 figs)

4 to 8 roasted whole almonds, roughly chopped (or use any kind of nuts you like)

Directions

1 In a small bowl; briskly whisk maple syrup through pepper till well combined.

2 Stir in yogurt & whisk till smooth & creamy.

3 Add figs & stir till well combined. Let sit at least 20 minutes while preparing salad(s).

Zesty Fig Dressing

4 Apply dressing to salad(s) & sprinkle each with desired amount of almonds.

5 Cover & store leftover dressing in the refrigerator, but don't go past the expiration date on your yogurt.

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