We are in the middle of the Christmas celebrations, and the table is filled with goodies for several meals a day. After a light breakfast and a long walk out on icy roads, I was ready for a light lunch. Reading Lucullian Delights is a daily pleasure I treat myself, and today Ilva gave me the idea to use dried figs. We always buy dried figs and dates for Christmas. I love eating one or two at a time, but they are rich and I can never have many of them at once. Searching through the fruitbowl and the vegetable shelf in the fridge, and I knew what my salad would consist of; fig, orange, avocado, walnut and orange juice. I made two small bowls for me and Terje, and we ate it with a piece of fruitcake.
8 dried figs
a few drops of balsamic vinegar
Cut the figs, two of the peeled oranges and the avocado fruitmeat into small pieces, squeeze one orange and add half of the juice to each bowl, add a few drops of the very best balsamic vinegar. Top each bowl with the walnuts.