Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

This salad has something for all your taste buds--and the sweet, salt, sour combines to make a great dish. From Whole Foods. Prep time includes 30 minutes to heat up the grill/marinate the figs. Note: If your figs are smaller, adjust grilling time accordingly.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Snip the tiny stem end off each fig and cut in half lengthwise.
  2. Mix vinegar, brown sugar, and cinnamon together in a medium bowl.
  3. Add the figs and gently toss to coat.
  4. Let sit while you heat a grill (indoor or outdoor).
  5. If necessary, coat your grill with a little olive oil.
  6. When ready, grill the figs (reserving all of the marinade in the bowl) for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until grill marks appear -- don't overcook as the figs will become too mushy. Remove figs to a plate.
  7. To the reserved marinade, add olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, salt and pepper, whisking well to completely incorporate.
  8. Place greens in a large salad bowl; toss with dressing, then mound equal amounts on 4 individual serving plates.
  9. Place 2 fig halves decoratively over each plate of greens and serve.
Most Helpful

This is a lovely, sweet salad that is easy to make and sure to impress. I love the cinnamon in it. I'm sure this would be good with goat cheese and proscuitto and will add those in next time. Thanks, Chef Kate, for posting - I was given some lovely figs that I had no idea what to do with!

Recipe Reader July 31, 2008

Produces fantastic grilled figs, bringing the best out of them, could use them as a dessert, just as well as in a salad. Simple salad of greens and figs.

rosslare September 21, 2011

At the moment we have the gool ol' California Mission figs available, so used them in this recipe, which, for me, made A UNIQUE & REFRESHING SALAD! Thanks so much for posting this great keeper! [Tagged, made & reviewed in Please Review My Recipe]

Sydney Mike June 25, 2009