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Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
  • Prep Time
    10 mins.
  • Serving
    2
Light and summery,this Fig and Goat Cheese Salad is tossed with a Honey-Lemon vinaigrette. So easy to make ahead, this salad makes a delicious appetizer for entertaining on those summer nights.
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

Summer is the season of salads. On a warm and sunny day, no dish is more refreshing than a light and cool salad. Some of my favorite salads are Lebanese salads such as Tabbouleh, Fattoush, and Rocca salad but, I also LOVE salads with fruit. Anytime I have blood oranges in my fridge or fresh strawberries, I toss them in my salad. So, when I walked into my local produce store a few days ago and found a crate of beautiful figs, I knew I had to get some.

I happened to have some homemade candied walnuts from my beet salad recipe I had made a few days earlier, so I threw those into the salad as well.

What is in Fig and Goat Cheese Salad?

I had a large pack of spring mix in my fridge so, I used that as the base of the salad. Spring mix is typically a mix of different lettuces like romaine, red romaine, arugula, baby spinach and a few other greens. You can use your favorite green or mix of greens as the base.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

A few days earlier, I had made a batch of candied walnuts for my Beet and Feta Cheese Salad, so I threw the remaining ¼ cup of candied walnuts on top of the greens. I added some goat cheese to the salad for the creaminess and pop of flavor.

Type of Figs to Use

I used Brown Turkey Figs in this Fig and Goat Cheese Salad as that is what I found at my produce store. After some research, I discovered that these figs are perfect for salads because of their lighter sweetness. If you do want a sweeter fig, Black Mission Figs or Adriatic Figs would work wonderfully. I sliced each in four to get big bite-size pieces.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

The Vinaigrette

My favorite light “Lebanese” salad dressing is the combo of extra-virgin olive oil, freshly-squeezed lemon juice, and a little salt. This combo is so delicious and low in calories compared to creamy mayo-based dressings. I added a teaspoon of honey to this combo since the figs aren’t overly sweet, along with some fresh cracked pepper.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

This salad serves 2 people in a typical “salad plate,” however, if you want to eat this as a full meal, then it is one serving. The combination of all these ingredients with the sweet and light dressing is so refreshing and delicious. Try it at your next summer get-together and I promise you, your guests will be wowed by how pretty and flavorful this Fig and Goat Cheese Salad is.

STEP 1

Wash, dry and plate the spring mix of greens in a large bowl or serving plate. Wash the figs and cut in quarters. Add over the greens.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

STEP 2

Crumble the goat cheese using your hands and add over the greens.
Add the chopped candied walnuts.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

STEP 3 - Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

Prepare the vinaigrette by combining the olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon, honey, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over the salad.

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

Fig and Goat Cheese Salad with a Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

Light and summery,this Fig and Goat Cheese Salad is tossed with a Honey-Lemon vinaigrette. So easy to make ahead, this salad makes a delicious appetizer for entertaining on those summer nights.
5 from 5 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: figs, gluten-free, Honey-Lemon, salad, Vegetarian, Vinaigrette, walnuts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 2
Calories: 295kcal
Author: Iman

Ingredients

  • 3 Brown Turkey Figs
  • 3 cups Spring Mix
  • ¼ cup Goat Cheese
  • ¼ cup Candied Walnuts

Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 1 tb. Olive Oil
  • 1 tb. Lemon Juice
  • 1 tsp. Honey
  • ¼ tsp. Salt
  • tsp. Black Pepper

Instructions

  • Wash, dry and plate the spring mix of greens in a large bowl or serving plate. Wash the figs and cut in quarters. Add over the greens.
  • Crumble the goat cheese using your hands and add over the greens. Add the chopped candied walnuts.

Honey-Lemon Vinaigrette

  • Prepare the vinaigrette by combining the olive oil, freshly squeezed lemon, honey, salt and pepper. Mix well and pour over the salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 295kcal | Carbohydrates: 30.5g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18.3g | Saturated Fat: 3.7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6.9g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 12.5mg | Sodium: 456.1mg | Potassium: 203.9mg | Fiber: 4.3g | Sugar: 23.4g

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    • Evelyn Hanni

      5 stars
      Such a delightful, enjoyable combination of ingredients for this salad! Thank you for sharing😊

      • Iman

        So glad you enjoyed it!!

    • Liz

      I really love your blog and all your photos. Amazing. This salad looks amazing too. I hope I can lay my hands on figs and try it soon. I have been browsing for the last one hour!!!

      • Iman

        That is so sweet of you! I hope you try some recipes out and love them, this salad is especially delicious!

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