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Radicchio Arugula Salad with Figs, Walnuts and Fresh Goat Cheese

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This simple bittersweet Fall salad with arugula, radicchio, fresh figs and walnuts is a lovely light starter or side dish, and surely will liven up any meal. The honey vinaigrette takes a few minutes to make and very versatile. It delivers lots of wonderful flavour, but won't overpower the salad. The recipe is a great base for other combinations of oil (avocado oil), vinegar (red wine or apple cider vinegar), and syrups (maple or date syrup). You can either use the dressing immediately, or you can make it a couple of days in advance of serving.

SaladHoney Vinaigrette
  • 80 g Walnuts, toasted
  • 75 g Arugula
  • 75 g Radicchio, tore into bite-sized pieces
  • 5 Fresh figs, cut into wedges
  • 100 g Fresh goat cheese
  • Dill or parsley, choped
  • 4 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp White balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • A large pinch of cayenne pepper
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  1. Heat walnuts in a dry, heavy skillet over medium heat for 3-5 minutes and smell toasted, stirring constantly to ensure even toasting until the nuts turn golden brown. Remove to a plate to cool.
  2. Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a clean jar. Cover with lid, and shake until fully blended. Chill until ready to use.
  3. Place arugula, radicchio, and fig wedges in a large salad bowl. Add in 1/3 of the salad dressing and gently toss them together. Divide it into two serving plates. Top with fresh goat cheese and chopped dill. Crumble the toasted walnuts over. Serve it with the rest of the vinaigrette.

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Paola Pepe 24/9/21 00:47

Una meraviglia per occhi e palato! Wowww

babYpose 24/9/21 01:41

Amazing salad with avocado oil. Looks delicious and nutritious.

Tom 24/9/21 02:21

...I have never had fresh figs, this looks wonderful.

J.P. Alexander 24/9/21 03:36

Gracias por la receta, adoro el higo. Te mando un beso

Graciela Bacino 24/9/21 07:42

Angie, I love salads! This one that you suggest seems so tempting that it will be one of my preparations for our next summer.
Your recipes are surprisingly delicious. Some, it is necessary to adapt them to our availability of their ingredients.
Thank you.

The Velvet Runway 24/9/21 09:42

This looks so delicious! I love salads with goats cheese
Julia x

Lola Martínez 24/9/21 10:04

Bueno, ya sabes lo que me gustan los higos, tanto en recetas dulces como saladas. Tu ensalada es sencilla y deliciosa, una pena que los higos tengan una temporada tan corta porque la podría comer durante todo el año, es buenísima.

Pedro 24/9/21 11:05

An absolutely delicious salad. I love everything about it. Figs, goat cheese and walnuts, what a divine combination!!!
Happy weekend.

Nancy Chan 24/9/21 11:10

The salad looks delicious. Have a happy weekend.

eileeninmd 24/9/21 11:44

The salad looks delicious, thanks for sharing.
Take care, enjoy your day. Have a happy weekend!

The Yum List 24/9/21 12:23

Goats cheese and figs is such a magical combination.

delphine 24/9/21 12:44

Quelle merveilleuse salade

rodzinatestuje 24/9/21 13:11

I love salads! The recipe is really great :)

DEZMOND 24/9/21 13:32

I so love saying radicchio out loud, radicchio radicchio radicchio LOL

gluten Free A_Z Blog 24/9/21 13:34

Oh Angie,
I love all the flavors in this beautiful salad-especially the freshly sliced fig quarters. Yum!

Bernadette 24/9/21 13:39

Angie, you hit the ball out of the park. I can't wait to assemble this salad.

Ashley@CookNourishBliss 24/9/21 14:57

I love fresh figs! This is such a gorgeous way to use them!

[Reply] 24/9/21 15:01

I love figs, this sounds like a perfect salad!

Whats Cookin Italian Style Cuisine 24/9/21 15:10

I am sure this would be something I could eat daily I love everything in it!

Kitchen Riffs 24/9/21 15:34

Figs and walnuts play so well together! Love that combo. Love this salad, too -- so, so flavorful. Thanks!

Cooking Julia 24/9/21 17:59

What a nice salad, figs are one of my favorite fruits of the fall!

savorthebest 24/9/21 18:00

Looks delicious. I could eat an extra large serving as my main meal

Brian 24/9/21 18:02

You sure do make me hungy, always!

Bill 24/9/21 18:09

Looks great and healthy.

David 24/9/21 18:11

Angie, My wife would love this salad! I have to avoid leafy greens or else I have to eat them daily. They impact the effect of my meds. Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

Balvinder 25/9/21 01:42

Wow! This looks so delectable, cant wait to try on the weekend! May be without radicchio as i don't have it.

Maria Grazia Ferrarazzo Maineri 25/9/21 15:23

Such a delicious salad, Angie. Every year I can't wait to september, because I love figs so much! And walnuts...perfect choice!
Have a nice week-end,

Ben | Havocinthekitchen 25/9/21 15:39

Such a gorgeous salad - one of my favourite combinations! The season of figs haven't started in our grocery stores yet, but I'm so excited about it coming up!

kathyinozarks 25/9/21 20:44

This salad and dressing sounds so good-thanks Kathy

foodtravelandwine 27/9/21 03:17

I love love figs!!....your salad looks great!!...the combination of flavors is so yummy!!......Abrazotes, Marcela

Julie 27/9/21 17:53

refreshing salad,Angie... loved the combo !!

Raymund 28/9/21 22:22

OMG I love figs! This recipe is just perfect

tigerfish 29/9/21 03:13

Peppery spice, sweet, nutty, briny - that's the salad I want to eat.

Marcelle 29/9/21 07:39

I love fresh figs and I love dinner salads in the fall! This salad look SO good!! 😍 The pinch of cayenne in the honey dressing sounds perfect!

Lowcarb team member 30/9/21 01:23

This looks very nice.
Many thanks for sharing the recipe.

All the best Jan

Karen (Back Road Journal) 3/10/21 19:40

Oh how wonderful to have the availability of those beautiful figs. Figs and goat cheese are such a wonderful combination of flavors.

Debra Eliotseats 12/10/21 14:46

I wish I could get fresh figs. I'm in on anything with goat cheese!


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