Fig and Blue Cheese Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

8 to 10 fresh figs, quartered, stem removed

½ pound blue cheese

1 head of butter lettuce

¼ c Liquid Gold medium to intense extra virgin olive oil

3 tbs. freshly squeezed orange juice

1 shallot, finely diced

zest of one orange

salt and pepper to taste

Rinse and pat dry the lettuce and place in a salad bowl.  Arrange the quartered figs on top of the lettuce and sprinkle with the crumbled blue cheese.

Make the vinaigrette: place the diced shallots, orange juice, orange zest, and salt and pepper in a bowl.  Slowly whisk in the olive oil.  Pour over the cheese and figs.

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