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Ellen's Spinach and Fig Salad


"Surprisingly light but decadent-tasting salad. The balsamic reduction provides enough moisture so that no additional salad dressing is needed. Serves 2 entree-sized salads or 4 small appetizer salads."
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30 m servings 271 cals
Original recipe yields 2 servings

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  1. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium-low heat; cook and stir onion with a pinch of salt until lightly browned and caramelized, 10 to 15 minutes. Add figs and balsamic vinegar to onion; cook over medium heat until vinegar is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Season fig mixture with salt and pepper.
  2. Spread spinach onto serving plates and top with fig mixture and Gorgonzola cheese.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 271 calories; 10.4 g fat; 41.4 g carbohydrates; 7.3 g protein; 18 mg cholesterol; 418 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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I would give this 10 stars if I could. Absolutely delicious, and so easy to make. I used mixed greens instead of just spinach; dried figs instead of fresh; and added a clove of garlic to the oni...

It was very simple to make and tasted good. : )

I really liked this flavor combination but it's not for everyone. It's so rich! Easy to make and delicious.

It was delicious.. also a great way to take advantage of the beautiful seasonal figs we get in AZ.