Mission Fig and Walnut Salad with Manchego Cheese

Eating a healthy salad is a surefire way to make you feel better about yourself. Not only is it physically good for you, but it’s psychologically beneficial as well. Today’s Fig and Walnut Salad provides oodles of nutritional benefits. 

Mission Fig and Walnut Salad with Manchego Cheese

 

Red and green leaf lettuce pairs together to create the base for this tasty salad. Add figs for sweetness, walnuts for protein, and cheese for flavor – and you have a salad that’s perfect for lunch or dinner.

You might remember seeing pictures of this fig and walnut salad in my cozy summer kitchen post last weekend. It has a balsamic and red wine vinaigrette dressing that adds a great balance to the figs and cheese.

 

Mission Figs and Walnut Salad with Tangy Manchego Cheese

 

You’ll find numerous health-boosting ingredients in this mission fig and walnut salad.

Figs are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals (including calcium) and omega fatty acids (the good fat). They’re extremely beneficial to your digestive system due to their high fiber content.

Walnuts carry the most antioxidants of any nut and also promote a healthy gut. And like figs, they’re also high in omega-3s.

Green Leaf Lettuce is super high in Vitamin K and contains beta-carotene for healthy eyesight. Red Leaf Lettuce also contains Vitamins A and K, making it a great choice for vision and good skin.

Arugula is also high in Vitamin K and other minerals and vitamins; it provides anti-inflammatory benefits in addition to being packed with antioxidants.

 

Mission Figs and Walnut Salad with Tangy Manchego Cheese

 

Give this healthy salad a try. You’ll feel better about doing something good for your health and body!

 

Mission Figs and Walnut Salad with Tangy Manchego Cheese
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Mission Fig and Walnut Salad with Manchego Cheese

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword figs, salad, walnuts
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 4 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1 handful green leaf lettuce torn into bits
  • 1 handful red leaf lettuce torn into bits
  • 1 small handful arugula stems removed
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 to 8 figs sliced into rounds
  • 1/2 cup large walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup Manchego cheese shaved

Instructions

  1. Combine the vinegars, oil, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Whisk together and set aside. Mix the greens together with half the dressing. Taste the salad and add more dressing, if desired. Toss the figs and walnuts into the salad. Sprinkle cheese shavings on top and serve.

More Recipes to Enjoy This Summer:

Shrimp with Creamy Couscous

Strawberry Julius

Peach Cobbler

Blackberry Lemon Muffins

Mexican Burrito Cups

 

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Comments

  1. This is a great salad and love fresh mission figs. Too bad the season is so short.

    Thanks for the recipe

    Cindy

  2. Sounds wonderful. Yet another of your suggestions to try.

  3. Marlene Stephenson says:

    I have never eaten a fig on salad but, do like salad and it sounds good for me so i am ready to give it a try. Thanks.

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