Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

Happy Thursday! Can you believe how fast this Summer is flying by? I don’t know about you, but as soon as Summer hits, I eat blueberries by the crateful. This Summer inspired recipe was something I threw together on a whim. It came out so delicious that I knew I must share! The combination of Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese tossed with Arugula is every bit as refreshing as it sounds!

Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe by Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

What you will need:

For the salad:

1/2 cup Fresh Blueberries

3 to 4 Figs (thinly sliced)

1/2 cup Goat Cheese

Batch of Arugula

For the Vinaigrette:

1/3 cup Fig Balsamic Vinegar

1/3 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1/2 tsp. Dijon Mustard

1/2 tsp. of the Goat Cheese (optional)

Sea Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper to taste.

**Use organic ingredients where possible

Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad - Recipe by Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

Thinly slice the figs and place in a large bowl with the arugula, blueberries and goat cheese. In a separate bowl, mix the olive oil, fig vinegar, Dijon, sea salt and pepper with a fork. You can add a pinch of the goat cheese if you wish to make the dressing extra creamy. Toss the salad with the dressing and serve immediately. Makes 4 servings.

A perfect recipe for a Summer afternoon picnic or a dinner party first course. Add a sliced chicken breast for a protein packed lunch or replace the goat cheese with toasted walnuts for your vegan friends.

Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad Recipe - Pretty Little Shoppers Blog

If the saying “you are what you eat” holds any weight, I might turn into a blueberry in the Summer. Or a grape, cause I also drink a lot of Cabernet. 🙂

Please let me know what you think of the salad! Do you have any favorite Summer salads? I’d love for you to share as I am always trying to experiment with new recipes.

Photos by Mo Summers.

Thank you so much for stopping by!

xoxo,

Lisa

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5 Responses to Blueberry, Fig and Goat Cheese Salad

  1. Jessi Malay says:

    YUM!! This looks like such a light and refreshing salad for the summer months…love it babe! I’ll have to try this recipe out 🙂

    XO, Jessi
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  2. Diana says:

    I love summer season, because you can all vitamins and eat all healthy salads! This salad looks killer, I need to try this!

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  3. Blair villanueva says:

    This is delicious! I will add a bit of honey for my dressing coz I like it a bit sweet.

  4. Lindsey Puls says:

    Ooooh this sounds like it would be absolutely amazing! I’ve ordered salads like this before, but I’ve never made it myself. Your recipe looks fabulous, though. I will have to give it a try – I just love goat cheese and figs. (Haha, and I might be turning into a grape myself before the month is over. Haha.)

  5. Debbie says:

    Oh, my goodness! This looks so healthy and delicious! I really want to eat this – you are a great cook!