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Figs, Walnuts, and Spinach Salad

If you are tired of that plain green salad for dinner you will enjoy the extra nutrition and pizzazz that the figs and walnuts add to this spinach salad.

Figs, Walnuts, and Spinach Salad Prep and Cook Time: 10 minutes

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

Directions:

  1. Marinate sliced onion in 2 TBS white wine or apple cider vinegar and hot water for 10 minutes while preparing rest of ingredients.
  2. 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.
  3. Whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and pepper, drizzling in the olive oil a little at a time at the end. Toss with rest of ingredients and serve.

    Serves 4


Nutritional Profile

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Figs, Walnuts and Spinach Salad
1.00 serving
105.92 grams
207.48 calories
Nutrient Amount %DV Nutrient
Density
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
dietary fiber 6.55 g 26.2 2.3 good
vitamin A 1302.30 IU 26.0 2.3 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
Rule
excellent DV>=75% OR Density>=7.6 AND DV>=10%
very good DV>=50% OR Density>=3.4 AND DV>=5%
good DV>=25% OR Density>=1.5 AND DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for Figs, Walnuts, and Spinach Salad