It’s no secret that I love a good salad (as seen on my Instagram). I just love that you can combine a variety of fresh ingredients and get a new vibe every time. Usually I create a salad that has a homemade dressing as the focal point, however, this time I used a simple olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I’ve never tried figs before this salad (I know, I’ve been missing out) – but I feel like “fig season” doesn’t really happen in Georgia grocery stores, unless you go to Whole Foods. So when I saw fresh Figs on sale close to home, I just had to scoop some up.
This salad is crunchy, refreshing, and simple. It is easy to throw together for a whole meal or as a side. As long as figs are still in season at my local grocery store, this salad will be on repeat.
I used romaine lettuce, however, fresh spinach would also be amazing. I chose romaine for two reasons: 1) I had some ready to be used at home, and 2) I prefer the crunchy texture when paired with the soft figs.
You can really throw whatever you want into this salad, but here’s what I did below.
Balsamic + Feta Fig Salad
1 Small Head Romaine Lettuce (or 2 Cups Fresh Spinach)
2 Tbsp Feta
1 Tbsp Bacon Bits
1 Tbsp Sliced Almonds
Drizzle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Drizzle of Balsamic Vinegar
- Rinse and tear apart your romaine lettuce, pat dry with paper towel or use salad spinner.
- Slice your figs into 4 sections, and thinly slice the radishes.
- Combine all ingredients into bowl, drizzle with EVOO and balsamic vinegar. Toss and serve immediately.