This salad is very simple, and looks fabulous. The sweetness and texture of the figs, the crunch and earthiness of the pine nuts, the crisp and slightly bitter arugula leaves… all make for a beautiful, delicious salad.
To make: toast pine nuts in a non-stick pan at low heat. No need to add oil. Keep moving around and toast until the nuts turn a light golden brown color. Take about 6 figs, peel, and chop up into bite size pieces. In a bowl, toss together arugula leaves, figs, and pine nuts with a drizzle of olive oil, good balsamic dressing, and a sprinkle of salt. Enjoy!