Spinach and California Mission Fig Salad

spinach and mission fig salad

Chef Robert Lewis, the Happy Diabetic Chef, offers up this simple spinach salad recipe that pairs well with almost any entree.

Servings: 4


For the Salad:

  • 12 ounces fresh spinach
  • ½ red onion, sliced thinly
  • 2 dried Mission figs, chopped
  • 3 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes
  • 3 ounces crumbled goat cheese

For the Dressing:

  • 6 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 3 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  1. Put the spinach in a large bowl. Top with onions, figs, sunflower seeds, tomatoes, and goat cheese.
  2. Whisk the dressing ingredients together in a small bowl and drizzle over the salad.


Nutritional Information for 1 Serving:

Calories: 257, Fat: 17g, Carbs: 17g, Fiber: 3.5g, Sugar: 10g, Protein: 9g


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