One of my all-time favorite salad recipes and I wait all year for it! My California-inspired fig and steak salad recipe is made with my Rib-eye Steak Recipe, sweet California mission figs, crunchy cucumbers, creamy avocado and plenty of balsamic vinegar. It comes together in no time and truly is an unforgettable dish! This fig salad is perfect for late summer and early fall when figs are in season!
For this steak salad, I used my favorite ribeye steak recipe! I made a separate video recipe for the steak, showing you how I marinate and grill the steak to perfect. Plus, tips on keeping it nice and juicy! For my husband and I, I usually prepare one steak and it’s more than enough for this salad.
Because of the hearty steak and fruity figs, I wanted to go with a light and refreshing salad! I make this salad with a 50/50 spring mix and spinach. Add to that crunchy cocktail cucumbers, zesty shallots and creamy avocado. I also like to add crumbled goat cheese or feta cheese. That extra bit of saltiness is amazing! For dressing the salad, I went with a combination of zesty French vinaigrette and a drizzle of balsamic and honey over the figs.
This incredible fruity steak and fig salad is made with the sweetest California mission figs. These tree-ripened figs taste like little pots of jam, they’re so sweet! You can also use green figs or the larger Turkish figs. Just make sure they are ripe and sweet because there’s nothing worse than an unripened fig!
Looking for more salad recipes? Check out these other amazing options that I have on my blog!
- Grilled Flank Steak Salad – perfect for summer, with grilled corn, avocado, tomatoes, cheese and chimichurri dressing!
- Blue Cheese Steak Salad – another delicious salad, this one with apples and blue cheese.
- Spinach Chicken Salad – juicy chicken over a bed of spinach, blue cheese and pears!
- The Best BLT Salad – seriously amazing bacon, tomato and lettuce, plus avocado, salad!
- Filet Mignon Steak Dinner – learn how to make the BEST filet mignon dinner with parmesan potatoes and mushrooms!
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