Add figs to the container or a food processor; finely chop.
Add in the cream cheese; process until combined.
Add in the walnuts and salt; pulse just to blend.
Scrape mixture into a bowl.
Add in the scallions, if desired; stir to combine.
Note--to finely chop figs in a food processor, lightly brush or spray the inside of the processor bowl and metal blade with vegetable oil; if the figs are unusually dry, reconstitute them in boiling water for 10 minutes, drain, and blot dry before chopping.