Valley Fig Growers

Broccoli Salad with California Figs

When prepping the broccoli, keep the stems and florets separate. If you don’t own a salad spinner, lay the broccoli on a clean kitchen towel to dry in step 3. You can make the salad up to six hours in advance.

Makes 4 to 6 servings (nutrition analysis is for 6 servings)


slices bacon, chopped fine

1 cup (6 ounces) Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice or Sun-Maid California Figs, stemmed and chopped into 1/4-inch pieces

1 1/2
 pounds broccoli, florets cut into 1-inch pieces, stalks peeled and sliced 1/4 inch thick

 cup mayonnaise

 tablespoon balsamic vinegar

Salt and pepper

cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarse

large shallot, minced


  1. Cook bacon in 10-inch skillet over medium heat until crisp, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain on paper towel–lined plate.
  2. Combine 4 cups water and 4 cups ice in large bowl. Bring 3 quarts water to boil in Dutch oven. Remove 1 cup boiling water and combine with figs in small bowl; cover, let sit for 5 minutes, and drain.
  3. Meanwhile, add broccoli stalks to boiling water and cook for 1 minute. Add florets and cook until slightly tender, about 1 minute. Drain broccoli and place in ice water to cool. Drain again, transfer to salad spinner, and spin dry.
  4. Whisk mayonnaise, vinegar, ½ teaspoon salt, and ¼ teaspoon pepper together in large bowl. Add broccoli, drained figs, walnuts, and shallot to bowl with dressing and toss to combine. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with bacon and serve.

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Nutrition Information

amount per serving

  • Calories 280
  • % Calories from Fat 51%
  • Fat 16
  • Cholesterol 12
  • Protein 7
  • Carbohydrates 29
  • Fiber 6
  • Iron 2
  • Sodium 503
  • Calcium 89
  • Potassium 473