Ahhh…..  the tiny bit of free time I’m experiencing with the kiddos in school is definitely allowing some breathing room!  Today, I took advantage and after teaching my dance class, found myself wondering around Old Town Littleton, as I needed to stop by my favorite spice store, Savory.  Just after I picked up a few of my favorite herbs and spices, I found a lovely shop next door, called EVOO Marketplace—filled with fragrant and rich flavored Olive Oils and Balsamic Vinegars.  And they’re a tasting shop!!  Lucky me!

The dressing that was inspired by a few taste combinations lead to a perfectly paired salad that I can’t seem to get enough of!  Here it is… 

Prosciutto & Fig Salad

With Pomegranate, Candied Pecans & Goat Cheese


2 Cups Mixed Greens (Arugula works very well, mixed with some other rich, leafy greens)

4-5 Diced Green Onions

¼ thinly Sliced Purple Onion

About 8 Fresh Figs, cut into small pieces

4-5 Slices Prosciutto, chopped

Pomegranate seeds—from approximately ½ of a whole pomegranate

1/4 Cup Crumbled Goat Cheese

Large handful of Candied Pecans

I “bathe” my pecans in olive oil + (vegan) butter, brown sugar, salt, & a bit of maple syrup, and roast in the oven on a cookie sheet for about 15 min. on about 400 degrees


¼ Cup Organic Butter Infused Olive Oil (completely vegan—from EVOO Marketplace)

2 TBS Cranberry Pear White Balsamic Vinegar (EVOO Marketplace)

½ tsp Dijon Mustard

½ tsp Cantanzaro Herbed Seasoning Salt (Savory):  (This particular blend includes garlic, lemon peel, marjoram, basil, Mediterranean thyme, rosemary and oregano)

½ tsp Freeze Dried Shallots (Savory)

A few drops of fresh lemon juice

Mix Salad ingredients, top with dressing, add salt & pepper to taste and ENJOY!!