Arugula and Fig Salad — The Perfect Match for Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

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I first wrote about this fig salad in 2013 when we were learning all about pomegranate molasses in my Tasting Jerusalem group. In this new video collaboration with Food Guru, I show you even more ways to use pomegranate molasses and how easy it is to make this ever-satisfying salad. This recipe works just as well in a big salad bowl as it does on a composed plate, making it perfect for weeknights or weekend entertaining. Use fresh figs during their season, substituting dried figs the rest of the year. Switch up the cheese from goat to manchego or feta. Almonds, pine nuts or walnuts sub in easily for the hazelnuts. And any dark leafy green will be fine if arugula isn’t in your vegetable drawer. Paired with the pomegranate molasses dressing, this is a simple but stunning salad course.

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Arugula and Fig Salad with Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

An elegant but super simple salad that will take you through the season for midweek meals or weekend entertaining.
Course Salad
Prep Time 2 minutes
Cook Time 3 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 107 kcal
Author Beth Lee


  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 5-8 fresh figs or dried figs quartered
  • 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • ¼ cup toasted pine or hazelnuts coarsely chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh pomegranate arils
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Pomegranate molasses dressing


  1. Place the arugula in a salad bowl. Sprinkle the figs all over. Add the pomegranate molasses dressing and toss. Start with about 2 – 3 tablespoons of dressing and add more after your first toss if needed. Better to under dress a salad than over dress it. Add your salt and pepper when you adjust the dressing. After tossing, sprinkle the nuts, cheese, and pomegranate arils on top or plate it and add these three toppings to each plate.


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6 Responses to Arugula and Fig Salad — The Perfect Match for Pomegranate Molasses Dressing

  1. Kristen November 29, 2016 at 5:07 pm #

    You nailed it Beth Lee!! Love figs with arugula!

  2. [email protected] November 29, 2016 at 9:48 am #

    I’m obsessed with pomegranates these days. And salad during the holiday season (when I tend to eat too much “bad” stuff) is always welcome. So I guarantee you that this combo is going in my salad rotation right away. Happy Holidays.

    • Beth Lee November 29, 2016 at 10:02 am #

      Just boil down that juice Laura! Love that video you made!

  3. Hannah October 18, 2016 at 3:57 pm #

    I love everything about this salad! Every fall I’m reminded of how much I enjoy eating during this season…pomegranates and figs are two big reasons. I really like your salad plate, too. So pretty!

    • Beth Lee October 18, 2016 at 4:50 pm #

      The salad plate was a wedding gift and hand made by some friends – that’s the best right? This salad is so seasonal and yet so versatile. I can imagine so many ways you would creatively change it up!


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