Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

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Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad



I'm not even going to try to humble brag today, I'm telling you straight up that this Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad rocked my world.  Rocked. My. World.  Life changing, even.  I was originally going to do a cranberry blue cheese salad with leftover turkey (Thanksgiving inspired!), and maybe I still will later - but when I was walking through the produce aisle and saw figs, inspiration hit.  I've never had figs in a salad before, but it just seemed right.  And yes.  It was right. Sooooo right.  

I made this salad in the middle of the night, as those of you who follow me on Facebook and Instagram already know, but I'm super excited to debut it at our next Friday pizza and movie night.   We'll be showing the new Minions© movie in the yard.  We saw it in the theater but since visiting Universal Studios last week, my kids are chomping at the bit to see it again.  They just can't get enough of those yellow guys.  We own both Despicable Me films and are ready to complete the collection!

We like to invite a couple friends over and set up the projector to play on the back of our garage (or over the pool in summer!).  Pizza for the kids (ok, maybe I have a slice or three also), and a kick butt salad for the adults.  YASSSSS!




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Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad, Ingredients:

  • Baby spinach leaves, 3 cups // serving
  • Dried figs, chopped, 1/4 cup // serving
  • Crumbled blue cheese, 1/4 cup // serving
  • Crumbled bacon 1/4 cup // serving 
  • Shredded chicken (or turkey!), 1/2 cup // serving
  • Dressing suggestion: Bacon Maple Dijon Dressing



Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad, Directions:

  1. Pile everything in a bowl or plate, and drizzle with dressing (I really very strongly suggest my Bacon Maple Dijon Dressing.  It's kind of fabulous.)
  2. ENJOY!




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Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad



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Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad

Fig and Blue Cheese Spinach Salad




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4 comments:

  1. This salad looks delicious. The link to the dressing isn't working.

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    1. thanks for letting me know! all fixed :-)

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  2. That salad looks so good! I love this alternative to traditional movie night foods. I bet I could even get my kids to eat most of it. Mmmmm bacon! #client

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  3. This looks so delicious that I know what I am having for dinner tonight. The only thing I would do is substitute the blue cheese with goat cheese. I find it tangier which I like and use on most salads.

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I eat up comments!!! Nom nom nom.

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