Fig Arugula Salad

fig arugula salad

A delicious fig arugula salad with dried cherries, gorgonzola and candied walnuts is an easy side dish or lunch that is perfect for transitioning to fall! (gluten-free, vegetarian)


  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 figs, sliced
  • 1/4 cup crumbled gorgonzola
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 1/4 cup candied walnuts (see recipe below)
  • 2 tbsp blush vinaigrette

For Candied Walnuts:

  • Olive oil spray
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup

For Maple Dijon Dressing:

  • 2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp maple syrup
  • 4 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. To make candied walnuts, spray a non-stick skillet with olive oil cooking spray. Add walnuts and drizzle maple syrup over them. Cook over medium heat until fragrant, stirring. Remove from heat and let cool before breaking into pieces.
  2. In a large bowl add arugula, sliced figs, gorgonzola, cherries, and cooled walnuts.
  3. To make dressing whisk together all ingredients.
  4. Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately or place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Keywords: fig salad, arugula salad