Warmed Fig Salad with Balsamic Glaze

Warmed Fig Salad with Balsamic Glaze

This recipe and it's beautiful images are from the Art of Thanksgiving Photoshoot with Campfire Studio. Read More about it here

This recipe is super elegant and very easy. The best part is you get all the flavors and textures your palette enjoys: sweet, salty, bitter, crunchy, creamy, and well, you get the idea. It's the whole package, and should take you about 10 minutes if you pre-make the balsamic glaze (or buy it).

Photo credit: Greta Tucker


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Warmed Fig Salad With Balsamic Glaze
  • 1 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp warm water
  • 1 pint figs
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/4 lb blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
To Make Balsamic Glaze 1. In a small saucepan, bring balsamic vinegar to a simmer over medium low heat, stirring frequently, until reduced by half. About 20 minutes. The glaze should be thick, but easy to stir. Mix in warm water, and remove from heat. To Make Salad 1. Preheat oven to 350. Cut an X into your figs from the stem down, careful not to cut all the way through to the bottom of the fig. Squeeze to open slightly. Arrange on a baking sheet. 2. Scoop a small portion of blue cheese, and lightly press into open fig. Continue until each fig is filled. Place baking sheet in the oven and bake for 5-7 minutes, until just warmed through and cheese is beginning to soften. 3. Arrange arugula followed by warmed figs on individual plates. Carefully sprinkle walnuts over salad. Use a spoon to pour balsamic glaze over top.
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 2-4