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Grilled Figs and Butter Lettuce with Honey Yogurt Dressing

Serves 4


    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.


    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.


    Grilled Figs and Butter Lettuce with Honey Yogurt Dressing


      • 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


      Per serving:

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



      In small jar or bowl, combine yogurt, vinegar, honey, thyme, and shallot.


      Arrange lettuce leaves on large serving platter.


      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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