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Fresh Fig Salad with Feta and Walnuts

A simple and delicious fig salad recipe made with crumbled feta cheese, toasted walnuts and tossed with a dijon vinaigrette. This easy side salad is the perfect way to enjoy ripe fresh figs!

Fresh Fig Salad with Feta and Walnuts

I’ve got figs coming out of my eyeballs right now. My fig tree has almost quadrupled in size since I planted it two years ago. I had always wanted my own fig tree and I can’t believe how fast it has grown! I love all varieties of fresh figs. They are full of good nutrients and a tasty source of dietary fiber, which helps keep you full between meals.

plate of fresh figs

I’m a big fan of simple salad recipes like this with just a few complementary ingredients. You could toss in some arugula or mixed greens to add some color and boost the nutrition. This fig salad makes a great side dish. The sweetness of the figs with the rich feta cheese and tart vinaigrette is an amazing combination. 

Delicious fresh fig salad recipe
 

How To Make Fig Salad with Feta and Walnuts

 
Ingredients You’ll Need: 
24 fresh figs (I used brown turkey figs)
4 oz feta cheese, crumbled
4 oz walnuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp dijon mustard
6 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
salt and pepper, to taste
 

Toast walnuts in a frying pan over high heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until lightly toasted. Set aside and cool. Combine vinegar, dijon, olive oil and a little salt and pepper in a jar and shake until emulsified. Set aside. Wash and pat figs dry and cut them in half. Arrange on a platter, sprinkle with feta cheese and walnuts and drizzle dressing on top. Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

If you love easy salad recipes, like this one, you should also try this Fiesta Black Bean and Corn Mojo Salad, Honeydew and Cucumber Salad, and Avocado and Pineapple Salad

Fresh Fig Salad with feta and walnuts

Fresh Fig Salad with Feta and Toasted Walnuts

A simple and delicious fig salad recipe made with crumbled feta cheese, toasted walnuts and tossed with a dijon vinaigrette.  This easy side salad is the perfect way to enjoy ripe fresh figs!
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Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 291kcal
Author: Amee

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 6 tbsp olive oil
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • 24 fresh figs any variety, I used Brown Turkey Figs
  • 4 oz whole feta cheese

Instructions

  • Toast walnuts in a frying pan over high heat, stirring constantly for 2-3 minutes until lightly toasted. Set aside and cool.
  • Combine vinegar, dijon, olive oil and salt and pepper in a jar and shake until emulsified. Set aside.
  • Wash and pat figs dry and cut them in half. Arrange on a platter, sprinkle with feta cheese and walnuts and drizzle dressing on top.
  • Serve with crusty bread, if desired.

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 291kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 171mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 275IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 131mg | Iron: 1mg
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