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Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

This is a super easy Fig and Goat Cheese Salad with a Sweet Balsamic Vinaigrette. Yay for fig and goat cheese recipes!
Categories Salad
Difficulty Easy
Keyword fig and goats cheese salad, fig goat cheese salad, goat cheese salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 404 kcal
Author Lacey Baier of A Sweet Pea Chef


For The Sweet Balsamic Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp minced shallot

For The Salad:

  • 1/4 cup Crushed pistachios
  • 4 cups baby Arugula/spinach mix
  • 1/3 cup Goat cheese crumbles
  • 3 slices bacon crumbled
  • 8-10 figs quartered


  1. Cook the bacon over medium-high heat, flipping occasionally, until crispy, but not burned. Allow to cool on a plate lined with paper towel. Once cooled, crumble into small pieces. Set aside.
  2. In a small mixing bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, pepper, honey and shallot. While whisking vigorously, drizzle in the olive oil to emulsify the dressing. Set aside.
  3. Lay the pistachios on a paper towel and cover with another paper towel (or place inside a sealed Ziploc bag). Using a mallet or heavy, non-breakable object, gently crush the pistachios into small pieces. You want them to be crumbles, not pistachio powder here so don't go super crazy. Once done, set aside.
  4. In a large mixing bowl, combine the arugula and spinach leaves, goat cheese, bacon, and crushed pistachios. Add the desired amount of dressing and the figs. Gently toss the salad to make sure everything is evenly coated. Be very careful of the figs so as not to mush them.
  5. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
Fig and Goat Cheese Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 404 Calories from Fat 261
% Daily Value*
Fat 29g45%
Saturated Fat 7.4g37%
Cholesterol 20.8mg7%
Sodium 238.3mg10%
Carbohydrates 30.1g10%
Fiber 4.9g20%
Sugar 23.5g26%
Protein 8.9g18%
Vitamin A 1100IU22%
Vitamin C 15.7mg19%
Calcium 110mg11%
Iron 2.2mg12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.