Arugula and Fresh Fig Salad with Maple-Glazed Walnuts

Arugula and Fresh Fig Salad

The synergy of flavors of arugula, fresh figs, and toasty maple-flavored walnuts prove that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to create an exciting salad. Fresh figs are most often available during the summer months. Other times of the year, try this salad with apples or pears. Photos by Evan Atlas. 

Arugula and Fresh Fig Salad with Maple-Glazed Walnuts
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: Vegan / Healthy
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Serves: 4
 
The synergy of flavors of arugula, fresh figs, and toasty maple-flavored walnuts prove that you don’t need a lot of ingredients to create an exciting salad.
Ingredients
Maple-Glazed Walnuts
  • ½ cup walnut pieces
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt
Salad
  • 2 to 3 big handfuls baby arugula
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 4 to 6 fresh figs, stemmed and sliced into eighths lengthwise
  • Store-bought raspberry or pomegranate vinaigrette, as desired
Instructions
  1. Combine the walnuts and syrup in a small skillet. Cook over medium heat, stirring often, until the syrup reduces and completely coats the walnuts.
  2. In a serving container, combine the arugula, red cabbage, figs, and walnuts.
  3. Moisten as desired with vinaigrette, or pass around and let everyone use it as desired.

 

Arugula and Fresh Fig Salad with toasted walnuts

Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad

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