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Mixed Green Salad with Figs, Prosciutto, Walnuts and, Parmesan

Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut and, Parmesan is neither boring or high in calories. It looks complicated but it’s not!

Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut and Parmesan
A lot of people are making new year’s resolutions right now. Me personally just have a food hangover. If I overdo it on not so good food, I actually crave healthier fare like this Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut, and Parmesan.

I enjoy salads as long as they aren’t boring or contain a full days calorie quota. I used to order salads in restaurants thinking that I was making a better choice for my health. Some of my favorites had more than 1200 calories each!

Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut and, Parmesan

This salad is neither boring or high in calories. I love the contrast of the sweet figs with the roasted walnuts, crispy savory prosciutto, and salty parmesan. It has a drizzle of a simple vinaigrette that sets everything together. You could definitely eat this salad as a main dish or serve it as a side salad with some roasted chicken which is what I did.Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut and, Parmesan

Once all of your ingredients are prepped, this salad is so easy to put together. I actually kept the ingredients in separate containers and put it together right before I served it. It’s also a great way to serve up something a bit more special for guests. It looks complicated, but it’s not.

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close up of a salad with shaved parmesan, figs, walnuts on a plate
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Mixed Green Salad with Fig, Prosciutto, Walnut and, Parmesan

This salad is neither boring or high in calories. Your guests will think you went to a lot of trouble and only you know how simple it is to put together.
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 1 min
Total Time 21 mins
Servings 6
Author Hostess At Heart


  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 4 thin slices prosciutto cut into 1/4 inch ribbons
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 cup dried figs sliced into 1/4 inch pieces (I used mission figs)
  • 1 tbsp shallot finely minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground black pepper
  • Lettuce greens of your choice
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts toasted and coarsely chopped
  • 2 oz parmesan shaved with a vegetable peeler (I used Parmesan Reggiano)


Toast Nuts and Cook Prosciutto

  • Toast nuts in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until browned and fragrant. Remove to a bowl to stop roasting.
  • Wipe out the empty pan with a paper towel. Add one tablespoon of olive oil. Add prosciutto and fry until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a plate lined with a paper towel

Soften Figs and Make Dressing

  • Whisk honey and balsamic vinegar together.
  • Stir in sliced figs.
  • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and slice several steam vents into the plastic. Microwave until figs are plump, 30 seconds to 1 minute.
  • Whisk in remaining 3 tablespoons olive oil, shallot, salt and ground pepper.
  • Let cool to room temperature or refrigerate until serving.
  • When ready to serve, toss salad with figs and dressing mix and divide among six plates. Top with prosciutto, walnuts, and Parmesan. Serve immediately.


Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen Cooking School Italian Salads and Vegetables and provided by HostessAtHeart.


Calories: 255kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 190mg | Potassium: 155mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 75IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 144mg | Iron: 0.7mg
This recipe was calculated using the exact brands and measurements I used to make this recipe. If you are following a strict diet please note changing anything will cause the nutritional info to change. My calculations are intended as a guide only.
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Recipe Rating

Sally T

Saturday 30th of May 2020

I'm all about this salad. Add a little prosciutto and walnuts and I'm there!

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Friday 9th of January 2015

This looks awesome! I wouldn't give up prosciutto...

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Friday 9th of January 2015

It sure added a nice element. Made the hubby happy too!