Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette

Recipe posted in: Flex™ Meals & Snacks, Lunches & Dinners
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If you’re looking for a sweet and savory salad with some serious crunch-factor, this one’s for you! Our Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette is filled with simple, wholesome ingredients.

Figs are an underappreciated fruit that rarely make an appearance on the dinner table. According to Healthline, figs are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium and a variety of other vitamins and minerals. So why not give this sweet superfood a chance? We paired the fabulous fig with dark leafy greens, quinoa, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds for a flavorful, nutrition-packed dish that fits into your weight loss program. As an added bonus, you can check off three out of four of your daily vegetable servings when you’re finished digging in!

To make this superfood salad, prepare the Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette by whisking together balsamic vinegar, garlic, Dijon mustard, maple syrup and olive oil in a small bowl. In a large salad bowl, toss together your dark leafy greens (we love kale and arugula), red onion, quinoa and the vinaigrette. Top with dried figs, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds and enjoy!

One serving of this Fig Salad with Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette contains 325 calories and counts as one SmartCarb, one PowerFuel, three Extras and three Vegetables on the Nutrisystem program. To easily keep track of this recipe, make sure to log it in the NuMi app! It’s the perfect place to stay accountable with your meals, water and exercise. Click here to log your salad in NuMi >

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Servings: 2

Calories per Serving: 325

On Nutrisystem, Count As: 1 PowerFuel, 1 SmartCarb, 3 Extras and 3 Vegetables

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups kale
  • 2 cups arugula
  • ½ cup quinoa, cooked
  • ¼ red onion, chopped
  • ¼ cup dried figs, chopped
  • 1 oz. goat cheese
  • 2 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds
  • Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp. garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 2 tsp. maple syrup

Directions:

  1. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients in a small bowl.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together kale, arugula, red onion, quinoa and vinaigrette.
  3. Top salad with dried figs, goat cheese and pumpkin seeds.