Fig and Spinach Salad

Written by Kajsa IngelssonSeptember 1, 2020

One of the best things about summer for me is: FIGS! I just looooove them. So sweet and juicy.. Mmmm… Im drooling just thinking about it. Figs also boosts some awesome nutritional benefits; They may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help you manage your blood sugar levels.

This salad = super healthy + tasty!

The quinoa adds in some protein making it filling, and spinach is a superfood since it contains potassium, zinc, magnesium, iron, and calcium. The green leafy vegetable is also a source of vitamins like folate, niacin, vitamin A, vitamin B6, vitamin C, vitamin K, and contains traces of the rest of the essential vitamins…..

I just love when healthy food tastes this good!

Fig and Spinach Salad

Serves 4, about 30 min

For the salad:

  • 6-8 fresh figs, cut in half
  • 4 cups (like three handfuls) fresh baby spinach
  • 1 pear, sliced
  • 1 cup (2,5 dl) cooked quinoa
  • 2-3 tablespoons pumpkin seeds (raw or toasted on a sheet pan for 5 minutes at 350)

For the dressing:

  • 3 teaspoons pomegranate juice
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • A pinch of salt and pinch of pepper

How to make it a salad:

  1. Cook the quinoa according to the instructions on the packaging, or cook it as you would cook rice. That’s what I do.
  2. Rinse spinach and tear into pieces if it’s big. Place in a big bowl.
  3. Combine all ingredients for the dressing dressing and whisk until well incorporated.
  4. Pour over the salad.
  5. Add the pear and mix well.
  6. Finally, add the figs and pumpkin seeds and enjoy!