Figs and Walnut Salad

Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad

Prep and Cook Time: 15 minutes


  • 1/2 red or sweet medium onion, sliced thin
  • 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 5 oz baby spinach
  • 2 TBS balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and cracked black pepper to taste
  • 8 dried figs, sliced
  • 2 TBS chopped walnuts


• Slice onion and let sit for at least 5 minutes to enhance its health-promoting properties.

• Marinate sliced onion in 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar and hot water for 10 minutes while preparing rest of ingredients.

• Rinse and dry baby spinach. If you have a salad spinner that is best, otherwise, dry with paper towels. This will avoid dressing getting diluted.

• Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, drizzling in the olive oil a little at a time at the end. Drain the liquid in which the onions were marinating. Toss spinach, onions, walnuts, and figs with dressing and serve.

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