Warm Spinach Salad with Dried Figs and Feta

Dried figs are a sweet addition to the warm dressing and feta cheese in this easy and quick salad.

Prep time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped red onion
  • 1-1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (about 10) Sun-Maid Calimyrna Figs or Mission Figs, stemmed and quartered
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sherry or cider vinegar
  • 8 cups (6-ounces) baby spinach leaves, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup toasted, chopped hazelnuts
  • Cracked black pepper
  • Directions:

    In a medium skillet or saucepan over medium heat, SAUTE onion in olive oil for 2 minutes or until softened. 
    STIR in figs, brown sugar and sherry or vinegar. 
    SIMMER 30 seconds, stirring until figs are coated.
    In a large bowl, TOSS spinach and warm fig dressing. 
    SERVE immediately sprinkled with feta and nuts. 
    SEASON with black pepper to taste.

    Makes 4 servings.

    Nutrients per Serving: Calories 210; Protein 4g; Fat 12g (Sat. Fat 2.5g); Carbohydrate 22g; Dietary Fiber 4g; Cholesterol 10mg; Sodium 140mg