Fresh sweet figs with soft goat cheese over baby arugula topped with a balsamic glaze. A beautiful salad without the fuss, using only 5 ingredients; this salad will make you look like a rock star in the kitchen!
Once revered as a symbol of peace and prosperity, figs are beloved today for their unique flavor and texture. Not to mention, they offer some health perks, too: Figs contain some potassium and vitamin A.
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Balsamic glaze is my favorite new find, it's thick and sweet and you can drizzle it on salad, sandwiches or even strawberries. I bought mine in Trader Joe's but I see it in stores everywhere now. It's pairs perfectly with figs, and you only need to drizzle a little olive oil on top.
You can serve this salad on a large platter with olive oil and balsamic on the side, or you can serve them on plates, one fig per person.
If goat cheese isn't your thing, gorgonzola would make a perfect replacement. You could even add slivered almonds or walnuts.
Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: see below • Points +: 3 pts • Smart Points: 3
Calories: 124.5 • Fat: 4.5 g • Carb: 20.5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 15 g
Sodium: 43 mg
- 8 cups baby arugula
- 8 fresh figs, washed and quartered
- 1.75 oz semi-soft goat cheese
- 1/2 cup balsamic glaze
- 4 tsp extra virgin oil
Arrange arugula on a salad bowl or platter, or you can divide on 8 salad plates.
Top with quartered figs and goat cheese and serve with balsamic glaze and olive oil on the side.
Serving size: 1 cup arugula w/ cheese, 1 fig, 1 tbsp balsamic glaze, 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.
Nutritional tid-bits provided by Heather K Jones, RD (aka The Diet P.I.).