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Arugula Apple Fig Salad

Arugula Apple Fig Salad is a delicious blend of sweet and savory flavors tossed in a spiced balsamic dressing! 

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  • 4-6 cups arugula
  • 6 small fresh figs
  • 1 small apple halved and thinly sliced (I used fuji)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  • Place the arugula, figs, apple, goat cheese and walnuts in large bowl.
  • Place the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, maple syrup, dijon, lemon juice, cinnamon, salt and pepper in a mason jar. Place the lid on tightly and shake vigorously until emulsified.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad (you may not need it all), and toss gently to coat.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!


  • You can customize this to your liking, but the one thing that I wouldn't change at all is the arugula. The bold, peppery flavor of the arugula is the perfect contrast to sweet fig, juicy apple and tangy goat cheese.
  • If figs aren't in season, you can substitute with dried figs. If apples aren't in season, substitute them with raspberries or blueberries. And if you're not into goat cheese, feta cheese is a good replacement.
  • The dressing may be made in advance and stored in an air tight container in the fridge for a week to 10 days.
  • This salad is best enjoyed the day that it's made.


Serving: 1g, Calories: 227kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 6g, Fat: 16g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 12g, Cholesterol: 6mg, Sodium: 153mg, Fiber: 4g, Sugar: 14g

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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