Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad

I am in fig heaven.  Does a more divine, sweet, and delicate fruit exist?  They must truly be the food of the gods.  Besides being so delicious, they are incredibly healthy and detoxifying.  I adore them fresh this time of year, but be sure to eat them within a day or two of buying because they are very delicate and will not last more than that.

Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad Recipe

Serves 4

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups arugula, rinsed and dried
  • 4 fresh black figs, gently washed and quartered (with skins on, stem removed)
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon pomegranate molasses
  • sea salt and freshly ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  • In a large bowl, combine arugula, olive oil, vinegar, molasses, pine nuts and salt and pepper.  Toss to combine.
  • Separate into serving bowls and top with quartered figs.
  • Enjoy!

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27 thoughts on “Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad

  1. Oh wow! I was going to hit the Like button, but then I would have to hit it 100 times!! Your recipe is absolutely gorgeous! Can’t say that enough. Simple and beautiful is always best. Thanks!

  2. mmm this is the kind of salad I always want to eat but never do. love the combinations of flavors. I really have to try this pomegranate molasses, i keep seeing it in recipes but no idea what it tastes like.

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