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Arugula Fig Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

When fig season is in full swing you can use them up by tossing them into this easy Arugula Fig Salad with a delightful balsamic vinaigrette dressing!  The combination of sweet figs, tart goat cheese, crunchy walnuts, and spicy arugula make all drizzled with a tasty balsamic vinaigrette dressing this one unforgettable and healthy salad recipe!

Course lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 295 kcal
London Brazil


  • ¼ cup walnuts coarsely chopped
  • 5 cups arugula
  • 8 fresh figs quartered
  • 2 oz. goat cheese crumbled

Balsamic Vinaigrette Dressing:


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place chopped walnuts on a small baking sheet and cook for 3-5, or until lightly toasted.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together honey, vinegar, oil, and a pinch of salt until smooth. (You can also use a salad dressing shaker.)

  3. In a large serving bowl combine arugula and balsamic vinaigrette. Toss to combine.
  4. Top arugula with goat cheese, figs, and chopped walnuts. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Arugula Fig Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 295 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 6mg2%
Sodium 63mg3%
Potassium 368mg11%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 24g27%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 880IU18%
Vitamin C 5.8mg7%
Calcium 105mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.