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Spicy Fig and Artichoke Salad

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Nutritional Information

Serves 6

Amount Per SERVING:

Calories 224
Protein 2g
Total fat 14.5g
Carbs 24g
Cholesterol mg
Sodium 240mg
Fiber 5g
Sugars 9g

Savor the last of the season's fresh figs with a sweet-and-spicy salad that makes a perfect light meal.


  • 1 Tbs. plus 1 tsp. olive oil, divided
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (1 cup)
  • 3 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 6.5-oz. jar marinated artichoke hearts, rinsed, drained, and halved lengthwise
  • 1 jarred roasted red pepper, drained and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 tsp. chili powder
  • 10 fresh figs, halved
  • 2 bunches watercress, trimmed
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced (1/4 cup)
  • Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 Tbs. lime juice
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 2 tsp. brown rice syrup


1. Heat 1 tsp. oil in skillet over medium heat. Add onion and garlic, and sauté 2 minutes. Add pinch of salt, and sauté 1 minute more. Stir in artichoke hearts and red pepper, and sauté 2 minutes, or until heated through. Transfer to bowl.

2. Heat remaining 1 Tbs. oil and chili powder in same skillet over medium heat, stirring to combine. Lay figs cut-side down in oil, and cook 2 minutes. Transfer to plate.

3. To make Dressing: Whisk together oil, lime juice, vinegar, and brown rice syrup. Season with salt and pepper.

4. Place watercress on platter. Top with artichoke mixture, and drizzle with 3 Tbs. dressing. Add figs, sprinkle with pecans and green onions, and pass remaining dressing.

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