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Fig Salad with Beets

This yellow beet and fig salad recipe is easy, colorful and flavorful. Eat it as your meal or a side salad as it’s satisfying either way.

A white shallow bowl with all the ingredients to the salad on a wooden table

I love salad. All kinds of salad. However, it wasn’t always this way.

When I was a vegetarian and vegan, I became so sick of salads that it made me want literally cry that, once again, I had to eat greens, greens and more boring greens.

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The things that cracks me up now is, I didn’t have a lot of imagination back then when it came to salads. But you have to remember, it was the 1990s and there weren’t things like this delicious yellow beet and fig salad. At least that I could see.

But this salad? It’s so delicious and satisfying that I could eat it at least once a week.

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How to make the fig salad

Step one

Gather the ingredients – figs, tomatoes, roasted yellow beets, avocado, snap peas and slivered almonds.

Figs, tomato, yellow beets and snap peas on a wooden table

Step two

Place a handful of arugula and baby romaine lettuce in each bowl. I use two shallow bowls.

Baby romaine and arugula in a bowl with the lettuce containers in the background

Step three

Slice the beets and lay them on the salad.

Yellow beets cut up and put in the salad. The rest of the ingredients are in the background

Step four

Slice the tomatoes and lay them on the salad along with some snap peas.

Snap peas and tomatoes are added to the salad with other ingredients in the background

Step five

Slice the avocado and cucumber and add them to the salad.

Avocado and cucumber added to the salad

Step six

Slice up two figs and add them to the salad and sprinkle on some slivered almonds.

Figs and almond slices added to the salad with oil and balsamic vinegar in the background

I use just a simple balsamic vinaigrette and dribble both olive oil and vinegar over the salad.

Close up of the beet salad with the dressing on it

I hope you enjoyed this beet and fig salad recipe!!

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And as always, may all your dishes be delish!

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Oil and balsamic vinegar dribbled on the salad with the bottles still in the background - square

Yellow Beet and Fig Salad

Slightly sweet but oh so delicious!!
5 from 4 votes
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Salad
Keyword: beet salad, fig salad
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 3 cups
Calories: 331kcal


  • 2 cup arugula
  • 2 cup baby romaine lettuce
  • 1 large cooked yellow beet sliced
  • 1 cup snap peas handful
  • 8 thin slices of cucumber
  • 1 tomato sliced thinly and halved
  • 1/2 an avocado sliced
  • 2 figs sliced
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil dribbled
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar dribbled


  • Add lettuce to a good sized bowl
  • Add beets, snap peas, cucumber, tomato, avocado, figs and slivered almonds
  • Dribble olive oil and balsamic vinegar on salad
  • Eat
  • Smile
  • Enjoy
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Use canned, or leftover beets or cook them yourself which will add 45 minutes to recipe


Serving: 1.5cups | Calories: 331kcal
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  1. I am so down for the combo of beets and figs. I’m pretty much down for figs and anything, but this is especially compelling. Bonus points for being gorgeous!

  2. I’ve never cooked with figs before either, which is ridiculous because I love them. I eat salad almost every weekday for lunch and I’m growing tired of the same thing. This recipe would help me change up my flavors in a fun way! Great job ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I love all of the beautiful ingredients you’ve added here — especially the golden beets and figs! I’ve never thought to combine them and it sounds just delicious!

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