Springtime means dandelion salad at my house. Dandelions are one of the best spring tonics. They are loaded with potassium and calcium, and are great for detoxifying the liver and kidneys. I had already planned to make a salad with them when this arrived at my house-
The wonderful folks at Nuts Online sent me these Turkish Figs to sample and review. They also threw in a sample of their Gourmet Muesli, which looks yummy, but I haven't tried it yet. Now let me be clear- I am not an affiliate of theirs, and do not recieve anything from them if you order from them. They simply sent me this free sample to review as I saw fit. And I am giving it a huge thumbs up!! Their shipping was extremely fast, it was well packaged, and the figs are out of this world. I am a fig lover, they are a great source of fiber, potassium and calcium. They are a very healthy way to satisfy a sweet tooth, which I readily acknowledge that I have. I often eat fruit as a dessert. I also like to carry healthy snacks with me when I know I will be out for long periods of time, and these figs along with some nuts are perfect for that. This photo illustrates exactly why I adore these figs-
At the top of the plate are the organic figs I normally buy. At the bottom of the plate are the Turkish Figs from Nuts Online. You can easily see how small and dry my regular figs are and how large, moist and amazing the Turkish Figs are. They have won me over and I will be purchasing all of my figs from them from now on. They also sell a variety of other products from chia seeds to quinoa that I look forward to trying now that I know how high their quality is.
I knew I wanted to add some fruit to my dandelion salad, and once these figs arrived I knew they were the perfect thing. A little sweetness to balance out the bitter greens. This is a salad I will be making again.
Dandelion Fig Salad
For Salad Combine:
2 c. dandelion greens
2 figs, cut into quarters
3 walnuts, chopped
1 T. dried unsweetened cranberries
For dressing combine:
juice of 1 orange
1 tsp. raspberry balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. dijon mustard
The salad serves one, I had dressing left over for at least one or two more salads because I don't like my salad to be swimming in dressing.