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End Of Summer Salad With Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Make the best of summer with this delicious end of summer salad with a fresh fig vinaigrette!
Categories Clean Eating, gluten free, Healthy, Salad
Difficulty Easy
Keyword fig balsamic dressing, fig balsamic vinaigrette, fig salad dressing
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 salads
Calories 549 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


For The Salad:

  • 2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
  • 1 tbsp olive oil plus more for dressing, see below
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt plus more for dressing, see below
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper plus more for dressing, see below
  • 4 cups mixed baby greens
  • 1 avocado thinly sliced
  • 1 cup grape tomatoes halved
  • 2 tbsp feta cheese crumbled
  • 4 figs plus 2 more for dressing, see below, quartered
  • 2 tbsp raw walnuts chopped
  • Optional: 1 apple sliced

For The Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 ripe figs halved
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt


  1. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat and add about a tablespoon of olive oil.
  2. Season the boneless skinless chicken breast with sea salt and ground black pepper and place into the hot pan.
  3. Cook until the chicken is well-browned and cooked through, about 4-6 minutes per side. Once the chicken is cooked, remove the pan and set aside.
  4. To make the fig balsamic dressing, to a blender, add 2 more fresh figs, balsamic vinegar, remaining olive oil, ground black pepper, and sea salt. Blend until this mixture is fully pureed and emulsified.
  5. To assemble the salad, start with a healthy handful of fresh baby greens, followed by the sliced tomatoes, feta cheese, and chopped walnuts. Gently toss this together until evenly mixed.
  6. Over the top of the salad, add the quartered figs, sliced chicken, and then the sliced avocado.
  7. Drizzle the fresh fig balsamic vinaigrette over the top.

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Nutrition Facts
End Of Summer Salad With Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 549 Calories from Fat 293
% Daily Value*
Fat 32.6g50%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 120.5mg40%
Sodium 392.7mg16%
Carbohydrates 30.2g10%
Fiber 6.4g26%
Sugar 18.9g21%
Protein 39.5g79%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.