This flavorful arugula fig salad with balsamic vinaigrette packs a ton of calcium and other great vitamins and minerals into one bowl. Not only does this salad include figs, it also incorporates blueberries and sliced nectarines with a topping of crumbled goat cheese and sliced almonds.
Arugula Fig Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
This recipe is fairly simple but contains some great flavor profiles and a great amount of vitamins and minerals. We specifically wanted to publish this recipe, because it is a recipe that contains great sources of calcium. While this salad has very little in the way of dairy, calcium is hidden in a number of the ingredients. This includes the the arugula, figs, almonds and of course the goat cheese. The blueberries and nectarines not only balances the stronger flavors of the arugula and figs, but also adds important anti-oxidants and vitamin C. So if you are looking to increase your calcium intake, this salad will definitely do the trick.
Bringing this salad together
To start this recipe, rinse a cup of blueberries, quarter a cup of dried figs and slice one to two nectarines. Combine the blueberries, figs and nectarines to a large bowl with 2.5 ounces of baby arugula. Next, in a small bowl add 1 tbsp. of balsamic glaze, 1 tbsp. of avocado oil, 1 tsp. of apple cider vinegar and a 1/4 tsp. of salt. Mix the balsamic vinaigrette well and pour over the arugula and fruits in the larger bowl. Toss the salad in the bowl with tongs making sure that the arugula is fully covered in the vinaigrette. You can then serve the salad into individual bowls and top with sliced almonds and crumbled goat cheese.