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.
In a large bowl add arugula, sliced figs, gorgonzola, cherries, and cooled walnuts.
To make dressing whisk together all ingredients.
Toss salad with dressing and serve immediately or place in the refrigerator until ready to serve.