Fig Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

This is a refreshing, filling salad that’s perfect for late summer/early fall. Full of nutritious greens, fruity figs, earthy walnuts and a simple homemade vinaigrette, this is a salad that’s perfect for lunch or dinner!

Fig Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

Ingredients:

 For the salad:

  • 2 cups Spring Mix lettuce
  • 2 tablespoons crumbled gorgonzola or blue cheese (can sub goat cheese)
  • 4 fresh figs, thinly sliced
  • Handful of walnuts, roughly chopped

For the Vinaigrette:

  • 1/2 tablespoon good quality olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon fig balsamic vinegar (I love this vinegar because it adds sweetness to your vinaigrette with a touch of acidity that’s necessary for a balanced dressing. It’s delicious! You can sub any fruity balsamic vinegar or plain balsamic if desired.)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl whisk together olive oil and fig balsamic vinegar. Season lightly with a pinch of salt and pepper. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl toss spring mix, cheese, figs and walnuts. Drizzle with dressing and toss to combine.
  3. Enjoy!

Makes 1 Serving

Copyright Kameron Tunila (Food to Thrive)

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4 thoughts on “Fig Salad with Walnuts and Blue Cheese

  1. I think I’m going to try this for dinner one night! I love adding something sweet like figs to a salad!! And I might need to head to Baker & Olive to get some fig flavored balsamic. Yum!

  2. Hi Maria! I hope you enjoy the salad! You can sub another fruity balsamic but I LOVE the fig balsamic, I use it in a lot of vinaigrettes so it’s a good investment!

  3. Okay, figs intimidate me. I love them, but I NEVER buy them at the store. But this looks so yummy, I’m inspired to buy my first figs. Thanks for the post!

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