The flavors of autumn shine in this simple but elegant salad. Hazelnut oil is a lovely base for a vinaigrette and is worth seeking out in a specialty market.
White wine vinegar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Earthbound Farm Organic Spring Mix (or substitute Earthbound Farm Organic Baby Lettuces)
toasted chopped hazelnuts
fresh figs (quartered, or 1 ripe pear, sliced)
shredded or shaved Gruyère cheese
Combine the dressing ingredients in a glass jar and shake vigorously to combine.
Pour the dressing in a large bowl. Add the greens and hazelnuts. Toss to coat.
Divide between chilled plates and garnish each serving with the figs and Gruyère.