Friday, June 22, 2012

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette

Here's the fig dressing I made for my salad last night. There are so many possibilities with this one! I tend to eat embarrassingly large salads, so I calculated 8 servings for this one. If you eat normal people salads or side salads, you could probably get 10-12 servings out of this dressing. It was a nice sweet-and-sour change from just oil and vinegar! Feel free to change up the fruits, vinegars, and oil. This recipe is more a method or concept than a hard-and-fast rule. For a more jam-like or dip consistency, skip the water. Otherwise, you need it to give this a dressing consistency.

Fig Balsamic Vinaigrette
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6 small dried mission figs (can substitute other figs or any other gooey dried fruit, like prunes)
4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
10 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 tbsp water (or more, as needed---depends on how gooey your figs are)
salt and pepper, to taste

1. Blend all ingredients in a food processor, blender, or immersion blender with its matching cup. Chill until you are ready to serve.

  • Servings per recipe: 8
  • Per serving:
  • Calories: 169
  • Fat: 17.5 g
  • Saturated fat: 2.5 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 22 mg
  • Carbohydrate: 4.5 g
  • Fiber: 0.6 g
  • Sugars: 2.6 g
  • Protein: 0.1 g


  1. What a great idea! Can't wait to try it.

  2. I make a blueberry vinaigrette, and a strawberry vinaigrette, but I hadn't even thought about figs - which I lurv! I'll give this one a try.

    1. Thanks for your comment. I hope you like this recipe! I haven't tried blueberry or strawberry vinaigrette, so I will have to give those a try!


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