Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs

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Spinach Salad with Grilled Figs
Grilled Figs and Spinach Salad
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Summer is the perfect time to enjoy plump and juicy fresh figs. Grilling them brings out their natural sweetness, a great complement to fresh spinach and crumbled feta cheese.

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4
Servings
340
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 Teaspoon garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 Teaspoon honey
  • 1/8 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 8 fresh figs, halved
  • 1 Pound spinach, stemmed and washed
  • 1 yellow bell pepper, cored, seeded, and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 Cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/4 Cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 Cup pecan pieces, toasted

Directions

Combine 1/4 cup of the oil, lemon juice, garlic, honey, and black pepper to make a dressing; set aside. Preheat grill. Rub figs all over with remaining 1 tablespoon oil, then grill, skin side up, over a medium-hot fire for 2 to 3 minutes.

Toss spinach, bell peppers, and onions with dressing in a large bowl. Transfer salad mixture to 4 plates, then sprinkle with feta and pecans. Place 4 pieces of grilled fig on each plate and serve.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
24g
37%
Sugar
19g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
21%
Cholesterol
8mg
3%
Protein
7g
13%
Carbs
30g
10%
Vitamin A
556µg
62%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.6%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
24.6%
Vitamin C
122mg
100%
Vitamin E
5mg
25%
Vitamin K
563µg
100%
Calcium
209mg
21%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
246µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
246µg
62%
Iron
4mg
22%
Magnesium
124mg
31%
Monounsaturated
15g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
135mg
19%
Polyunsaturated
4g
N/A
Potassium
1029mg
29%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.4mg
21.7%
Sodium
179mg
7%
Sugars, added
0.4g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.1%
Zinc
1mg
9%

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