Salads are a great way to add extra nutrition to your diet. They're perfect for when you're short on time, or when you want something light and refreshing. This dried fig, goat's cheese and spinach salad is a great option for any occasion. It's easy to make and can be prepared in advance. It is also nutritious and very fresh. 

 

This salad is perfect to accompany a meat or fish dish. Or if you don't have much of an appetite, you can have it as a main course.

 

So if you're looking for a salad option, give it a try!

 

Now let's get to it:

 

Ingredients for two servings

 

  • 2 cups of fresh spinach
  • 
5 El Pajarero dried figs
  • 30 grams of fresh goat's cheese, crumbled
  • 4 cherry tomatoes
  • 1 ½ tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste

 

 

Preparation

In this case, we are going to prepare the dressing first, as it will be very useful to leave it to rest in the fridge while we prepare our salad with the rest of the ingredients.

 

First, add the extra virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, honey, salt and ground pepper and mix. Then pour the mixture into a container with a lid and put it in the fridge. Let it rest (the longer the better).

 

Secondly, we are going to prepare the base of the salad. 

First cut the stems off the dried figs and cut them into three or four parts.

Wash and quarter (or halve) the cherry tomatoes.

Crumble the fresh goat's cheese and set aside.

Fillet the almonds. Then heat a frying pan over medium heat and toast the almonds. They cook very quickly. Our advice is to keep stirring them so they don't burn.

Another suggestion, if you can get the slivered almonds, buy them, it's a step you save yourself :)

 

Choose a bowl in which you are comfortable mixing the ingredients. Put first the fresh spinach, dried figs, goat cheese, cherry tomatoes, almonds and mix everything carefully so that all the ingredients are evenly distributed.

 

Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the top.

 

A Tip you may be interested in

If you are short on time, you can prepare the base and leave it in the fridge 24 hours in advance (without dressing, of course). Our advice is to prepare the dressing as well. And when you serve it, dress it. 

 

You'll have a very nutritious and healthy salad in a couple of minutes, so all you have to do is sit back and enjoy it ;) 

 

When it comes to salads, the possibilities are endless. But sometimes we all need a little inspiration. This dried fig, goat cheese and spinach salad is a great option for any occasion. It's easy to make, nutritious and very fresh.

 

So next time you're looking for a salad option, give this one a try! You won't be disappointed.