Fig Arugula Salad for Two

This vibrant salad is a harmonious blend of peppery arugula leaves, succulent figs, and crunchy pine nuts, tossed together with a sweet and tangy dressing. The addition of nutritional yeast imparts a subtle cheesy depth to the flavors, while a drizzle of honey and balsamic vinegar adds the perfect balance of sweetness and acidity. A delightful combination of textures and tastes, this salad is as nutritious as it is delicious. 

It is the first recipe I’ve made from The Hormone Healing Cookbook by Alan Christianson, NMD. On loan from my local public library, it contains 80+ recipes to balance hormones and treat fatigue, brain fog, insomnia and more.

According to Dr. Christianson, figs might just be the forgotten food. Studies have shown that figs can significantly reduce the frequency and severity of hot flashes. Who knew? One of the active compounds in figs is 7-methoxycoumarin (MC). Like estrogen it can reduce hot flashes and heal the vaginal lining. Unlike estrogen, it is safe even in amounts thousands of times above what’s found in food.

Figs have other well documented benefits to human health. Among fruits and vegetables, they are among the richest sources of minerals, supplying substantial amounts of calcium, iron and potassium.

How Many Calories and Weight Watchers Points in this Fig Arugula Salad Recipe?

According to my calculations, each serving has 181 calories. To see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site, Click here!

Recipe Ingredients

3 cups arugula leaves
4 figs, fresh or dried, stemmed and sliced lengthwise into quarters
1 teaspoon non-fortified nutritional yeast
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1-½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil

How to Make Easy Fig Arugula Salad

Arugula leaves, pine nuts, fresh figs, nutritional yeast, olive oil, honey, balsamic vinegar

Step 1: Gather and prep your ingredients

Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a large bowl

Step 2: In a large bowl whisk together the honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil

Add remaining ingredients and toss the salad well to combine and coat with dressing.

Step 3: Add all remaining ingredients into the bowl and toss well until well combined and coated with the dressing. 

Recipe Notes

The recipe was originally developed to make four servings but I decreased it to 2.
I used fresh figs, but dried figs will also work, although they will increase the Weight Watchers Points slightly. 

Serving Suggestions

According to The Hormone Healing Cookbook you’ll want to serve this salad with a protein for a complete meal. Any of these would work well:

Grilled Chicken 27 Ways
Slow Cooker Rosemary Chicken
Simple Baked Lemon Chicken Thighs
Miso Glazed Pork Tenderloin
WW Marinated Grilled Flank Steak
Easy Baked Fish with Lemon & Herbs
Spicy Garlic Shrimp
Spinach Quiche
Make Ahead Western Omelet Muffins

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Fig Arugula Salad

This vibrant salad is a harmonious blend of peppery arugula leaves, succulent figs, and crunchy pine nuts, tossed together with a sweet and tangy dressing. Though I used fresh figs, dried also work well.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword fig arugula salad
Prep Time 15 minutes minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes minutes
Servings 2
Calories 181kcal
Author Martha | Simple Nourished Living


3 cups arugula leaves4 figs, dried or fresh, stemmed & cut lengthwise into quarters1 teaspoon non-fortified nutritional yeast 1 tablespoon pine nuts1 tablespoon honey1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar1-½ teaspoons extra virgin olive oil


In a large bowl, whisk together the honey, balsamic vinegar and olive oil.
Add the arugula leaves, figs, yeast, and pine nuts to the bowl. Stir and toss well to combine all the ingredients and coat with the dressing.


Click here to see your WW Points for this recipe and track it in the WW app or site.

5 *PointsPlus (Old plan)



Serving: 0.5recipe | Calories: 181kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7.5g | Fiber: 5g

Recipe source: adapted from The Hormone Healing Cookbook by Alan Christianson NMD

*Points® calculated by WW. *PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

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Martha is the founder and main content writer for Simple-Nourished-Living.

A longtime lifetime WW at goal, she is committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life and helping others do the same.

She is the author of the Smart Start 28-Day Weight Loss Challenge.

A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she’s not experimenting in the kitchen, you’re likely to find Martha on her yoga mat.

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