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Grilled Figs and Butter Lettuce with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Serves 4

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    Grilled Figs and Butter Lettuce with Honey Yogurt Dressing

    Figs are often served with yogurt and honey as a dessert. For this salad recipe, yogurt and honey come together in a tangy dressing for sweet summer leaves. The figs are grilled quickly on the barbecue for an extra bit of charred flavour.

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    How to choose figs

    Although we refer to them as fruits, figs are actually a conglomeration of tiny flowers held within their fleshy structure. A perfectly ripe fig is a true pleasure that doesn’t last long, so aim to pick some at their peak. Look for figs with soft flesh that yields to a gentle touch. If there is any sign of mushiness or mold, leave them behind.

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    Grilled Figs and Butter Lettuce with Honey Yogurt Dressing

      Ingredients

      • 1/4 cup (60 mL) Greek yogurt
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) apple cider vinegar
      • 2 tsp (10 mL) honey
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) fresh thyme
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) finely diced shallot
      • 1 butter lettuce, leaves separated, washed, and dried
      • 6 figs
      • 2 tsp (10 mL) extra-virgin olive oil, for brushing
      • In small jar or bowl, combine yogurt, vinegar, honey, thyme, and shallot.

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories112
      • protein3 g
      • total fat2 g
        • sat. fat0 g
      • total carbohydrates23 g
        • sugars19 g
        • fibre4 g
      • sodium7 mg

      Directions

      01

      Arrange lettuce leaves on large serving platter.

      02

      Slice figs lengthwise and brush with olive oil. With cover closed, preheat barbecue to 350 F (175 C). Lay fig halves face down on hot grill; grill for about 4 to 6 minutes, lifting and replacing them at a 45-degree angle once to make cross-hatch grill marks. Arrange figs over lettuce and dress with yogurt dressing.

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