This weekend, I had the best salad ever: mixed greens with figs, goat cheese and sugared pecans tossed with a reduced honey port dressing.
What you will need:
Baby Mission Figlets cut in half (I like these: http://www.valleyfig.com/merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=566&Category_Code=RETL)
Goat cheese cut up in chunks (any brand)
Candied pecans (walnuts may be good too)
To make the pecans, simply coat the nuts with honey and bake on a cooking sheet at 400 degrees for around 5-7 minutes and allow to cool.
As for the dressing, play around with the proportions (think of it as a small challenge): simply add some port wine with a tablespoon or so of honey and let thicken and reduce over the stove top until you reach the desired consistency, stirring constantly. Pour over the salad and voila: the best salad in the world.