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Arugula Salad with Dried Figs

  • Author: Emily Dingmann
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: No Cook
  • Cuisine: American


Make this arugula salad with dried figs for your holiday OR weeknight tables. It’s ready in just 10 min and has bitter, sweet, creamy, and salty components!



  • 2 tsp. minced shallots (about 1/2 shallot)
  • 2 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt
  • pinch black pepper
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 golden figs
  • 4 mission figs
  • 5 oz. arugula 
  • 3 oz. roasted pecans
  • 6 oz. blue cheese 


  1. Prep ingredients:
    Mix the shallots, mustard, salt, pepper, olive oil, and vinegar into a small jar and shake until emulsified.
    Slice figs in quarters or slices. 
    Crumble blue cheese if necessary. 
  2. Toss arugula with dressing and gently place onto plates or on a large platter. 
  3. Top with figs, pecans, and blue cheese. 
  4. Season with freshly cracked pepper if desired. 


  • Figs: Can also use one variety if desired. 
  • Vinegar: Can also use a different variety like fig or balsamic vinegar. 

Keywords: arugula salad with dried figs, side salad