I bought a 2-lb. container of fresh figs from Trader Joe’s because I couldn’t resist the great price. I knew I had fig recipes tucked away somewhere. A quick search of my collection from magazines and library books turned up this recipe from the cookbook Piatto Unico by Toni Lydecker. “This elegant dish makes a lovely lunch or light dinner.
This is a good warm-weather salad for when you don’t feel like cooking. If your walnuts are already toasted,* all you have to do to get this salad ready is some quick chopping.
I love summer salads, especially this pasta salad. The flavors seem perfectly matched: salty but slightly sweet ham, pungent blue cheese, fragrant rosemary, crunchy pecans.
At first, wild rice sounded a bit odd to me in a breakfast dish, but I decided to try it (as I am a bit odd myself). If you want to start your day with a different grain, this is a great choice.