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Warm Goat Cheese, Figs and Caramelized Onion Salad

{Haz click aquí para ir a la receta en Español}

It’s been only two days of school and I’m already worn out. So so waiting for the weekend to come it’s almost unreal… I’d have never said it’d be this hard, but I guess that I’ll have to keep going, right?? It’s such a pity I’ve had to give up writing the Spanish version :(( I mean, it is still working, but from now on, it’s mum who writes it (thanks mum!).

I’ve been living on make ahead meals and quick to prepare recipes all week, and I can’t wait to share some of them with you all. I’m sure that a lof of you guys are super busy now, and tasty, healthy make-ahead meals are always helpful, aren’t they?

 


 

But for now let’s talk about this salad. It’s heavenly, guys. The goat cheese + fig combo makes my heart race with joy… I just love it so much! Add caramelized onions and the whole thing turns (even) better… because is there anything that caramelized onions can’t improve? (yeah, probably brownies and cake BUT)… that stuff is genius and now I can’t stop adding it to every salad I make. I must say though, that this is not the way to caramelize onion properly. That’d take hours, and as for the moment, I’m not thinking about spending the little time I have making salad. This is awesome enough as it is, anyway.

 

 

 

If you’ve never tried warm salads, you definitely have to give them a try. There’s something about warm, melty goat cheese and sweet onions that put me in a good mood. And I need to be in a good mood to be a productive girl. No way I can study properly feeling grumpy!

 

Warm Goat Cheese, Figs and Caramelized Onion Salad

Serves 2
Allergy Milk
Dietary Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Meal type Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Occasion Barbecue, Casual Party

Ingredients

  • 150g lamb's lettuce
  • 1 onion (julienned)
  • 2 teaspoons butter or olive oil (I use to use olive oil, but butter tastes wonderfully here as well)
  • 2 teaspoons brown sugar
  • 4 figs (sliced)
  • a handful cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 50g goat cheese (cut into rounds)

Directions

1.
Start by caramelizing the onions. First, you heat 2 tsp. of olive oil (or butter) in a pan and then you add the onion and brown sugar. Sautee until it looks done, which will take about 5 minutes.
2.
Slice both the figs and cherry tomatoes.
3.
Place goat cheese rounds in a microwave safe plate and nuke for about 5-8 seconds, until it's abit warm but not melted!
4.
Arrange tomatoes, figs, cheese and onions on top of the lettuce and enjoy!

Note

This it not the way to caramelize an onion properly, but it works nice here!

 

And now guys tell me: which is a food or combo which puts you in a good mood whenever you’re feeling stressed?

 

Have a nice day!

 

Consuelo x

 

 

49 Comments

  • Reply El Rincón de las Especias, MªJosé September 19, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Hola Consuelo, aquí te dejo mi primera receta del concurso 3/1 higos, si quieres pasarte a verla serás bienvenida 😉
    http://elrincondelasespecias.blogspot.com.es/2013/09/mermelada-de-ciruelas-e-higos.html

    • Reply Consuelo September 19, 2013 at 9:00 pm

      Pues en seguida nos pasamos, seguro que te ha quedado espectacular :-)

  • Reply Cindy September 19, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    These figs look amazing! I love the combination of caramelized onions and sweet figs mixed in a salad! I’ve never done caramelized onions in a salad, but it sounds so good I have to try. Thanks for a fantastic idea and recipe!

    • Reply Consuelo September 19, 2013 at 9:01 pm

      You should try it indeed, it’s such a gorgeous addition! You’re welcome, and thanks for your lovely comments! x

  • Reply Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen September 19, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    Gorgeous, Consuelo! The caramelized onions and the goat cheese are in such harmony here with the figs and greens. I am hungry for lunch right now and suddenly I’m craving a warm, slightly sweet yet cheesy salad. Thank you for sharing!

    • Reply Consuelo September 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      I hope you get to try it and love it as much as I did, Stacy! Thank you! :-*

  • Reply momofnine September 19, 2013 at 8:22 pm

    I love your move! Hope this blog site works well for you. It’s so great your self hosted now. And the salad…well it looks heavenly. I can’t believe you are able to produce such fabulous meals AND be a good student. Keep up the great work.

    • Reply Consuelo September 19, 2013 at 9:02 pm

      Awh, Kathy, thank you so much, you’re so sweet :-* I’m glad you like it!

  • Reply Aimee / Wallflower Girl September 19, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Heavenly flavours! Cheese with anything makes me feel better 😀

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:26 pm

      Thank you Aimee, I’m so happy you like it :-)

  • Reply Mary Frances @ The Sweet {Tooth} Life September 20, 2013 at 12:03 am

    I have GOT to try this fig and goat cheese combo … it sounds incredible! I’ve had both separately, but never together and not recently. Its making my stomach mad:) Looks lovely as usual!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:27 pm

      Oooh figs and goat cheese are amazing, you should try it!! Thank you so much, Mary! x

  • Reply Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen September 20, 2013 at 3:56 am

    Oh delish! How delightfully gorgeous and tasteful this looks. My sistah – you are amazing – LOVE!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      Thanks a million Kristi!! And have a lovely weekend 😀

  • Reply Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com September 20, 2013 at 11:02 am

    Oh my gosh! You took all of my favorite foods and added them to one salad! (How did you know?!) Seriously, I want to kiss whoever came up with the fig + goat cheese combo–whenever I see those together, I KNOW I’ll love the dish.

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

      I want to kiss them too, isn’t it such a wonderful combo?? ;—) I hope you get to try this and love it! x

  • Reply Ashley September 20, 2013 at 1:24 pm

    Make ahead and quick meals are perfect this time of year – and when it starts to get closer to the holidays and life gets so busy! Looking forward to those : ) And this salad also sounds delicious. Warm goat cheese, caramelized onions… yum!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Totally agree! I’m all in for quick meals! Thanks Ashely, I’m so glad you like it :–)

  • Reply Deborah@delicioushappens.com September 20, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This salad looks beautiful and sounds delicious!!!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:29 pm

      Thanks Deborah! xx

  • Reply Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes September 20, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    This salad looks awesome and can’t wait for some make ahead meals that you’ll be sharing! Quick and easy is always good. Have a great weekend!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Aw, thank you so much! You too have a wonderful one 😀

  • Reply Nicole @ Young, Broke and Hungry September 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    This salad looks heavenly!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:30 pm

      Thanks Nicole! x

  • Reply Erin | The Law Student's Wife September 20, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    This salad is GORGEOUS. I love warm salads too, especially with goat cheese. Lunch please!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you so much Erin! :–)

  • Reply Amy @ Elephant Eats September 20, 2013 at 10:28 pm

    yum! i haven’t seen figs around lately but I love them. This sounds amazing

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:32 pm

      Haven’t you? :( Luckily they’re still on season here, so I’m trying to make the most of them while I can! Thanks, Amy :-)

  • Reply Davida @The Healthy Maven September 20, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    butter in a salad! I’ve never tried that before but I can only imagine it would be scrumptious!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 11:37 pm

      It truly is 😉 Have a great weekend! x

  • Reply Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen September 20, 2013 at 10:38 pm

    I love some warm, melty goat cheese and caramelized onions! Enjoy your weekend Consuelo. You deserve it!

    • Reply Consuelo September 20, 2013 at 10:44 pm

      Thank you so so much Christin! I hope you enjoy yours as well :-)

  • Reply atasteofmadess September 21, 2013 at 2:05 am

    I have only ever tried figs once, and I quite liked them. But I never thought about putting them on a salad. This looks wonderful!

    • Reply Consuelo September 21, 2013 at 9:23 am

      They’re fantastic in a salad! I hope you try them and love them :-*

  • Reply marcie@flavorthemoments September 21, 2013 at 3:21 am

    I can’t get enough of figs right now, so this salad really resonates with me. Those caramelized onions and goat cheese area great addition! Can’t wait to see your make ahead meals because I need them for my school days, which are starting so soon!

    • Reply Consuelo September 21, 2013 at 9:24 am

      Thank you so so much, Marcie, I’m so happy you like it!!
      Aw, culinary school sounds so so fun, I hope you’ll have a great time 😉

  • Reply Stephanie @ Eat My Tortes September 21, 2013 at 8:13 am

    This looks so fresh and light! I have all of the ingredients (+ an infinite number of figs!) so will try this :)

    • Reply Consuelo September 21, 2013 at 9:25 am

      I have already eaten most of my figs, send me some of yours haha!! Thanks Stephanie, I’m glad you like it :-*

  • Reply Anne ~ Uni Homemaker September 21, 2013 at 9:33 am

    Goat cheese and figs are the perfect pair. I’m loving this salad Consuelo! :)

    • Reply Consuelo September 22, 2013 at 8:08 pm

      Thanks Anne! x

  • Reply Jamie@Milk N Cookies September 23, 2013 at 3:41 am

    Consuelo, your salad looks fantastic — really, it combines so many of my favorite ingredients. I’m so impressed by how vibrant those figs look. Gorgeous! And I agree that caramelized onions are great in so many dishes.

    And I am all about the make-ahead meals these days. For us, one of our go-to dishes is pasta with pesto. We throw in a big handful of basil, and whatever other greens we have on hand (spinach, kale, etc). I make a big batch on Sunday night, and we eat it throughout the week — keeps really well in the fridge. I’m looking forward to seeing the make-ahead dishes you’re planning to share.

    • Reply Consuelo September 23, 2013 at 8:06 am

      Thank you Jamie!!

      Pasta with pesto sounds amazing. I definitely have to try that ;D

  • Reply Allie September 24, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Oh, man, you had my mouth watering at the title alone! Figs, goat cheese, and caramelized onions?! Three of my favorite things in the whole world. And now you’ve got me craving warm salads… Take it easy, pace yourself, and you’ll be back in the swing of things in no time. The first few weeks are always the hardest. Hang in there, friend!

    • Reply Consuelo September 24, 2013 at 11:26 pm

      It is truly a lovely combo 😉
      Thank you so much, Allie! I’ll try to keep calm and see if everything turns out well (I hope so).
      Have a lovely day xx

  • Reply Cindy Eikenberg September 25, 2013 at 3:15 am

    Consuelo, this is a simply beautiful salad! I really love figs and you are totally inspiring me to use them more often. Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe! Hope you have a wonderful week!

    • Reply Consuelo September 25, 2013 at 7:03 pm

      Thank you Cindy! I’m so happy you like this and that you’re inspired now! You too have a great week 😀

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