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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! 

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
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Servings: 8 • Serving Size: see below • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts 
Calories: 124.5 • Fat: 4.5• Carb: 20.5 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 15 g
Sodium: 43 mg

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:

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[4], RD (aka The Diet P.I.).

References

  1. ^ Share your Salad’tude on Skinny Bits (www.skinny-bits.com)
  2. ^ Solage Hotel & Spa (www.solagecalistoga.com)
  3. ^ Dole (salads.dole.com)
  4. ^ Heather K Jones (www.heatherkjones.com)

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