Fig & Nut Summer Salad

Fig & Nut Summer Salad…aka the most tasteful and refreshing dish of the season.

I whipped this salad up for mine and Trevor’s picnic… and man, was it good. It is so incredibly filling just on it’s own or add a piece of pesto chicken. (Recipe coming soon!)

This is now our picnic staple. It’s so easy to transport and isn’t messy!

Our afternoon went a little something like this:

  • Picnic basket full of Ashland Seltzers and Fig & Nut Summer Salad
  • Crate and Barrel Wine Glasses
  • A soft and comfortable blanket
  • Toes in the sand
  • Warm golden rays and a light refreshing ocean breeze
  • A beautiful sunset
  • A “clink” from us cheersing and taking this summer night all in

I love how food can create warm and loving memories like this.

This Fig & Nut Summer Salad will forever make me think of that warm and calming summer night. I hope you can make a nice memory of your own with this recipe.

Here are the health benefits to this recipe:

Figs: They may promote healthy digestion, decrease your risk of heart disease, and help you manage your blood sugar levels.

Arugula: High in calcium, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A

Spinach: High in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K1, folic acid, iron and calcium.

Goat Cheese: has more medium-chain fatty acids than cow’s milk. These types of fat are rapidly absorbed in your body and less likely to be stored as fat.

Thyme: Boosts your immunity, boosts your mood, and is a remedy for acne treatment!

Fig & Nut Summer Salad


  1. Arugula
  2. Spinach
  3. Pecans
  4. Avocado
  5. Goat Cheese
  6. Basil
  7. Thyme
  8. Figs
  9. Pepper
  10. Himalayan Salt
  11. Olive Oil
  12. Balsamic Vinaigrette


  1. Take a handful of spinach and a handful of arugula to start your base of the salad
  2. Toss in some toasted chopped pecans
  3. Throw in some goat cheese
  4. Dice up some basil and toss it into the salad
  5. Slice up some avocado and figs, then place them on the salad.
  6. Sprinkle some fresh thyme on top
  7. Add salt and crack pepper
  8. Drizzle olive oil and balsamic vinaigrette to your liking


Check out my other salad dishes here and here.

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