the main flavors in this salad are green chili peppers and black mission figs. the shrimp are a subtle source of protein - having said that, you could replace it with any sort of protein that you would like. i chose a pomegranate vinaigrette for this salad, but other good choices include citrus or other fruit based dressings - keep it light though, because this is a meal salad, not an appetizer.
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gather together all of your ingredients. taking a few minutes to do this will substantially reduce the time it takes to put together your meal, much better than reaching for each item as you need it.
i used mixed greens as the base here. other good options would be spinach, arugula, or baby kale. chop up all of the ingredients and assemble.