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This Fresh Fig Salad Recipe features sweet, juicy fresh figs, nutty pistachios, and a sweet/tart dressing. It’s easy to make and as delicious as it is simple!

Top View of Fresh Fig Salad Recipe on White Plate on Wooden Table

Who says salad can’t be spectacular?

Not I.

I think the best part about a salad is its simplicity. If you have extremely fresh produce, just let its flavor shine and the work is done for you.

That was the idea behind this salad!

Fresh Fig Salad Recipe with Description

Fresh Fig Salad Recipe

I like to vary my salads by season, featuring what is at its peak at a particular time. Right now I’m able to find the most amazing figs here in Kuwait, so that’s what I featured.

Pistachios pair well with figs, and they also add great crunch here. And an extremely easy homemade pomegranate dressing strikes the perfect sweet/tart balance.

I think this salad is the perfect way to start an end-of-summer or early fall dinner.

Pro Tip: This salad is naturally gluten free, vegan, and paleo!

Fresh Figs on Metal Tray on Wooden Table

Variations on This Fig Salad

If you can’t find fresh figs, you could make an apple-based salad with fresh apples, walnuts, and apple cider-honey vinaigrette.

Or for a heartier salad, you could cube and roast butternut squash and use pumpkin seeds and make a quick maple vinaigrette with maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.

Or if fresh pomegranate is available to you, just substitute pomegranate arils for the figs in this salad.

Close Up of Fig Salad with Fork on White Plate

What Cheese Pairs Well with Figs?

Feel free to add a bit of your favorite cheese to this Fresh Fig Salad Recipe if you like. Crumbled feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese would be perfect here.

Are You Supposed to Peel Fresh Figs?

There is no need to peel fresh figs before eating them! Fig skin is edible and quite tender.

Pistachios on Metal Tray

More Fresh Fig Recipes to Try:

Fig Salad Recipe with Pomegranate Dressing

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Fresh Fig Salad Recipe with Pistachio and Pomegranate Dressing

Prep Time10 minutes
Yields: 2 servings
This Fresh Fig Salad Recipe features sweet, juicy fresh figs, nutty pistachios, and a sweet/tart dressing. It's easy to make and as delicious as it is simple!

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Pomegranate Dressing:


  • 3 cups green or red leaf lettuce washed and torn
  • 2 ripe fresh figs washed, stems removed, and quartered
  • 1/2 small white onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons pistachios coarsely chopped


  • Whisk together all ingredients for the dressing in a small bowl.
  • Divide the salad between 2 plates and top with the fig, onion, and pistachios.
  • Drizzle dressing on top of each and serve immediately.


  • If keeping this salad vegan isn't a concern, add a handful of cheese, such as crumbled feta, goat cheese, or blue cheese.
  • To bump up the protein, add grilled chicken breast or half a can of rinsed and drained.


Serving: 0.5of recipe | Calories: 316kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 338mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 4101IU | Vitamin C: 8mg | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Fig Salad, Fig Salad Recipe, Fresh Fig Salad

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This post was first published on An Edible Mosaic on October 16, 2013. I updated it with more information on September 1, 2020.

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Faith, author of An Edible Mosaic.
About Faith

I’m the writer, recipe developer, photographer, and food stylist behind this blog. I love finding the human connection through something we all do every day: eat! Food is a common ground that we can all relate to, and our tables tell a story. It’s my goal to inspire you to get in the kitchen, try something new, and find a favorite you didn’t know you had.

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  1. Ash-foodfashionparty says:

    A simple delicious and lovely salad. Pom is always a fun thing to use.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes says:

    A delicious seasonal salad, Faith. Love Pom dressing!

  3. I agree! Simple salads (and meals in general) are often the best! Those figs are so pretty. I like apple on my salad right now

  4. Wonderfully seasonal! This salad must be delightful.



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