Fig Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette is truly a showstopper salad. Stunning colors and delicious flavors make it perfect side dish for holiday dinners and entertaining. You will fall in love with this fresh, healthy and luscious salad.
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Towards the end of the summer, early fall, fresh figs start to make appearance in farmer’s and produce market. In midwest , local grown peaches are still easily available. So I love to pair these two fruits with vibrant greens and voila!! This super star salad happens !!
4 main ingredients + delectable salad dressing is all you need to make this gorgeous fig salad. Doesn’t get easier than that , does it ?
What are ingredients of Fig Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette Recipe?
This recipe includes two major categories of ingredients. You start with a base of fruits and greens. And then there is robustly flavored salad dressing.. nom nom good !!
Arugula – I love arugula or rocket leaves. The bright greens provide excellent base with fresh tart , slightly bitter and peppery flavor.
Figs – We can use either black or green mission figs. Choose ripe and slightly soft fruit.
Peaches – Peaches add superb texture, bright color and sweet juicy texture to this beautiful salad.
Walnuts – Handful of walnuts make it hearty and crunchy. The earthy nutty flavor further enhances the taste.
Maple Lemon Vinaigrette– This earthy, tangy and sweet vegan salad dressing ties it all together.
WHAT IS THE MAPLE LEMON VINAIGRETTE DRESSING MADE OF?
Maple lemon vinaigrette is bright and bold dressing for this festive salad. The simple ingredients are :
Extra virgin Olive Oil
balsamic vinegar and
dash of salt and pepper.
I like to add a teaspoon of all purpose seasoning like 21 seasoning salute for extra pop.
The tangy flavors and citrus juices soften and tone down the bitterness of the arugula and further enhance the sweetness of the fruit. You will love the flavor explosion!!
You can use this maple vinaigrette as a marinade to flavor any grilled veggies. It tastes amazing smeared on a toast or wrap. So you can make a big batch and save it for later use.
Fig Arugula Peach Salad Serving Suggestions
This salad is a great side dish for brunch, lunch or dinner ( so basically every meal ). It’s wonderful as part of a holiday spread, fall and autumn gatherings or summer bbq and potlucks. You can turn a simple weeknight meal into fancy affair by using this salad.
For the lunch or dinner, pair it with Creamy Lemon Basil Pasta or Moroccan Style Sweet Potato and Lentil Stew. For the festive spread this salad goes superbly with Whole Roasted Cauliflower and Turmeric Lemon Rice. As an added bonus, all these delicious recipes are healthy, vegan and gluten free !!
Serving and storage tip for Fig Arugula Peach Salad
I do not recommend storing the prepared salad for too long. You can always make and refrigerate the dressing / vinaigrette ahead of time. However once the salad is mixed and tossed, do not keep it waiting too long.
Fig balsamic dressing and salad recipe variations
Like most simple salads, this one is easy to play with. You could make it with the fruits you like too.
Add in your favorite fresh herb – mint or basil or parsley would be excellent.
You can use toasted pine nuts, cashews or almonds instead of the walnuts. Dried cranberries are good too.
Toss in a little cheese – crumbled feta, blue cheese or herbed goat cheese would be delectable.
Mix in some apples and pomegranate instead of peaches .. just as perfect choice for fall.
Simple ingredients BIG flavors, this recipe also is wholesome, vegan and gluten and soy free !! So nourish your taste buds guilt free!!
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- 4 cups baby arugula
- 8 figs, cleaned and quartered
- 2 peaches, pit removed and quartered
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- For Maple Lemon Vinaigrette:
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil ( skip for wfpb)
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon all purpose seasoning ( 21 seasoning salute)
- salt and pepper to taste
In a large bowl add arugula, cut figs, peaches and walnuts.
To make the vinaigrette dressing whisk together all ingredients.
Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately or cover the bowl and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
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Real Italian Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil. First Cold press. Imported from Italy. Awards Winner 16 Fl Oz Bottle
Pfaltzgraff Filigree Oval Serving Platter, 14-Inch
Salt and Pepper Grinder - Premium Stainless Steel Salt and Pepper Mill with Adjustable Coarseness - Salt Grinder and Pepper Shaker Mill (Single package)
Coombs Family Farms Maple Syrup, Organic, Grade A, Dark Color, Robust Taste, 32-Ounce Jug
Grey Poupon Country Dijon Mustard (8oz Jar)
Trader Joe's 21 Seasoning Salute Blend, 2.2oz
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 171 Total Fat: 8g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 6g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 332mg Carbohydrates: 27g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 21g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g