* 3 Figs
* 4 tablespoons Extra virgin olive oil
* 1 Mesclun Lettuce (bag)
* 1/2 Garlic (cloves)
* 1 Baguette
* 10 tablespoons Goat cheese
* 3 tablespoons Balsamic - aged
* 1/4 ounces Brown sugar
* 1 cups Basil (fresh)
* 4 tablespoons Parmigianno cheese
Salad is the perfect start for a break-up meal because it's light. Heavy dishes make us lethargic. "One more night" turns into a week, a week into a year, and before you know it you've got three beta rugrats screeching for their Ritalin Rigatoni, and you've lost control of your life and the remote—not good.
For the pesto: toast pine nuts in a pan over med-high heat for 5-10 minutes (until they become fragrant). Toss them into the food processor with the basil, garlic, parmigianno regiano cheese. Slowly stream in 1/4 cup of good extra virgin olive oil. Blend until smooth.
In a big bowl, mix mesclun lettuce with pesto. Set aside
In a pan, reduce the balsamic vinegar with a pinch of brown sugar until it looks syrupy and sticks to your spoon.
Place the salad in Asian take-out cartons, which whisper: "I'm playful... now get the fuck out." Top with figs, slices of toasted baguette smothered in goat cheese, and drizzle with the balsamic reduction.
Pairs Well With
Check out this video where Nadia G cooks up the perfect "last supper" i.e. break-up meal to say goodbye to mr. or ms. wrong.