Valley Fig Growers

California Fig and Mustard Vinaigrette

Looking for a new twist on honey mustard? Orchard Choice California Fig spread, is oh-so-sweet and strong. It stands up to and showcases the powerful flavors of hearty mustard, dense vinegar and the sweet acidity of oranges. This is a versatile, thick dressing that will keep in refrigerator, in a covered container for up to 4 days. Try it on an arugula and romaine salad. Spread it on a sandwich with roasted turkey and freshly sliced ripe pears. It’s delicious with goat cheese or an aged sheep’s cheese on a cheese tray or served alongside a fancy veal chop, seared duck breast or grilled salmon.

Makes about 1 1/2 cups

Ingredients

½ cup Orchard Choice California Orange Fig Spread

½  cup balsamic vinegar

¼ cup Dijon mustard

Juice and zest of one large orange

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

⅔  cup extra virgin olive oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk the Orchard Choice California Orange Fig Spread, vinegar, mustard, orange juice and zest, salt and pepper. While whisking vigorously, drizzle the oil in a steady stream until fully incorporated and smooth. 

This recipe can also be prepared in a blender or food processor. Recipe and photo courtesy of Tami Weiser of Weiser Kitchen.