Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

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!

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.
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Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

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!

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  1. Arrange arugula on a salad bowl or platter, or you can divide on 8 salad plates.
  2. Top with quartered figs and goat cheese and serve with balsamic glaze and olive oil on the side.

Nutrition Information

Yield: 8 servings, Serving Size: 1 cup arugula w/ cheese, 1 fig, 1 tbsp balsamic glaze, 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.

  • Amount Per Serving:
  • Freestyle Points: 3
  • Points +: 3
  • Calories: 124.5 calories
  • Total Fat: 4.5g
  • Saturated Fat: g
  • Cholesterol: mg
  • Sodium: 43mg
  • Carbohydrates: 20.5g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 15g
  • Protein: 2g
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Nutritional tid-bits provided by Heather K Jones, RD (aka The Diet P.I.).