Sun’s Out: Ideas to Dish Up Dried Figs in Salad

Peppery arugula with chicken and toasted almonds with sweet figs come together with warm spices.

Dried figs in salad can be eaten all year long, but hear us out— dried fruit is the secret to no more boring salads (like the arugula salad with chicken below). Orchard Choice and Sun-Maid California Dried Figs bring something special to the salad bowl.

We’ve made a list of our favorite fig salad recipes created by our friends at Cook’s Country from America’s Test Kitchen. You won’t want to miss them and there’s enough variety to try new takes on dried fig salads all summer long.

Peppery arugula with chicken and toasted almonds with sweet figs come together with warm spices.
Photo by Jack Bishop of America’s Test Kitchen

Arugula Salad with Chicken, Figs & Warm Spices

Warming the spices in a touch of oil is a pro move in this arugula salad with chicken because it deepens the flavor in a simple maneuver. Tossed with chickpeas and toasted almonds, our California Golden Dried Figs balance out this tasty salad.

Have you ever tried a prosciutto salad? Adding salty meat with sweet figs, Parmesan and walnuts make this arugula salad a keeper and great with white wine.
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Arugula Salad with Figs, Prosciutto, Walnuts and Parmesan

This arugula salad with figs turns to umami flavor boosters of walnuts and Parmesan with salty prosciutto that combine with peppery greens.

This tuna salad recipe will have you take two. Mix up your tuna salad routine with basil and California Figs.
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California Fig-Basil Tuna Salad

Tuna salad is a classic, but this one’s got two twists. Fresh basil adds an herbaceous note and Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Golden Dried Figs add a touch of nutty sweetness.

Similar to Cobb, our Chopped Salad with California Figs, Bacon and Smoked Turkey is a hearty main dish salad.
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Chopped Salad with Dried Figs, Bacon and Smoked Turkey

Thick cut turkey and crisp bacon tumble with Mission Dried Figs in a chopped salad that’s filling and could be considered a cousin to Cobb.

Grapefruit and oranges add a juicy note to salads with salted nuts and sweet dried figs.
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Citrus Salad with Figs

Citrus brings this juicy salad to life. Oranges and grapefruit are treated with salt to draw out more juice, served with salted nuts and Golden Dried Figs.

Panzanella with a Greek twist!
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Greek Bread Salad with California Figs

Italian panzanella with a Greek twist, this bread salad makes features dry bread soaking up the dressing and tumbles with vibrant veggies and figs.

Baked goat cheese tops  an apple salad with figs, and walnuts for a center stage salad.
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Salad with Apples, Walnuts, California Figs, and Herbed Baked Goat Cheese

Baked goat cheese tops a salad of apples and toasted walnuts for the kind of salad that you could save for special occasions but makes any day extra special. You’ll love the mission figs and warm cheese with its crispy coating.

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