Quick and Easy Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls! These plant based nourish bowls are packed with super greens, healthy fats, nature’s candy (Fruit and Figs), and topped with homemade green goddess dressing. They will fill you up and nourish you all at once. Paleo, Vegan, and Whole30 friendly!
If there’s one thing about March that I love (one of many) is that SUPER GREENS are back in business. Greens and all the FRUITS of the Gods. Or so I like to think. Maybe it’s just me, but a “Nourish” bowl full of FRESH produce, Dried California Figs, almonds, and my creamy vegan Green Goddess dressings feels like I truly a Goddess of the lunch hour. Meaning, I’m getting the best of the best nourishment. Oh how I can’t wait to talk nerdy nutrition talk about this. You ready? Of course you are! Nerd Caps on. Let’s DIVE Into the health of this Paleo Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls recipe! Mmm k?
What’s in this power house plant based Nourish Bowl?
- Spinach Leaves – Plant Based Iron
- Parsley and Broccoli Sprouts – Even more nutrient dense than broccoli. Packed with anti-inflammatory properties and the protection of gut health.
- Green and Red Cabbage – Vitamin A and mega does of Vitamin C
- Almonds and Sesame Seed – Vitamin E
- Paleo/Vegan Green Goddess Dressing with added Avocado (coconut milk, olive oil, lemon, Parsley, onion, avocado, garlic, pepper}
- Spiralized Green Apple – Quercetin and Vitamin C
- California Dried Mission Figs/Figlets – Zinc, Potassium, Fiber, Iron, and so much more (which I go into below).
Are you seeing what I’m seeing? Spring Fever GODDESS SALAD in a bowl! But don’t be mislead by the plant based/vegan title. This bowl is packed with healthy fats and believe it or not, PROTEIN and IRON. Gosh I love it when that happens. You see, all these ingredients work together to SUPPORT each other. The Spinach and Broccoli and Fig are packed with Plant based iron. But in order to help you really absorb that iron, you need Vitamin C. Which is why the Green apple and Cabbage are added. They are rich in Vitamin C and create that SYNERGY!
Let’s talk more about healthy Synergy with Valley Figs . Mmm k? And because I can’t get enough of Sun-Maid California Mission FIG!! You all know it’s my favorite. Didn’t you?
Figs are one of the earliest fruits cultivated by man. Um, hence my Goddess approach. But I won’t got into that now. Anyway…
Figs are said to be on of the only fruit that actually increases in health benefits once dried. They are packed with anti-cancer, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungral properties (think mega immunity and cold busting nutrients), Figs are also rich in Minerals, especially Manganese and Zinc. Guess what Manganese does? This trace mineral can help with production of digestive enzymes and therefore help with the absorption of key nutrients. And Guess what Zinc does? Zinc can help fight colds and heal wounds. BAM! Immunity BOOST and Extra NOURISHMENT!
What about SYNERGY with flavors? Oh ya, I got that covered too.
Naturally sweet Mission Figlets really balance out the tart, bitter, and savory of the Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls.
Pretty sure these Blue Ribbon Orchard Choice Figlets are kinda my new love. They are not overly sticky, which make them perfect for garnishing salads or just grabbing a handful to dip nut butter (do it!).
That being said, The golden California Figs (pictured above) are just as tasty, yet a little softer. They are great for making a fig jam or use in bars (like my cashew fig bars, hint hint).
Okay okay, before I flip out about figs any more, let’s let that Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowl recipe SHINE!Print
Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls
- Total Time: 10 minutes
- Yield: 3 servings 1x
Green Goddess Fig Nourish Bowls have superfood greens, healthy fats and fruits, plus vegan green goddess dressing. Filling and nourishing- make one for lunch! Paleo, Vegan, and Whole30 friendly.
- 6 tbsp Vegan Green Goddess Dressing (2 tbsp per bowl), or other dressing of choice
- 1 Granny Smith or other green apple
- 6 cups Fresh Spinach
- ½ cup Shredded Cabbage
- 1 cup Microgreens/Sprouts
- ¾ cup California Mission Figs (I use Sun-Maid)
- 3 tbsp Almonds and/or Seeds of choice
- ⅓ cup Italian Parsley (2 – 3 tablespoon per bowl)
- 1 Lemon
- Fresh berries (optional)
- Balsamic vinegar, to drizzle
- Sea Salt and Black Pepper, to taste
- Make the Vegan Green Goddess Dressing, if using.
- Spiralize or thinly slice the apple; set aside.
- Clean, dry, and slice or chop the greens and cabbage; set aside.
- Slice figs in half; set aside.
- Arrange the spinach and cabbage into serving bowls.
- Divide the sprouts, parsley, and apple and place around the spinach/cabbage in each bowl.
- Add figs in 2-3 portions. Place on top of each bowl along with the almonds and seeds.
- If using, add fresh berries, then drizzle balsamic vinegar over top of salad.
- Cut lemon into wedges and add one to each salad to squeeze for fresh juice. Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Nutrition shown per bowl, without dressing. Add 110 calories for 2 tablespoon homemade green goddess dressing per bowl.
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Category: main, salads
- Cuisine: American
- Serving Size: 1
- Calories: 156
- Sugar: 18.5g
- Sodium: 64.9mg
- Fat: 4.1g
- Saturated Fat: 0.4g
- Carbohydrates: 28g
- Fiber: 7.3g
- Protein: 5.3g
- Cholesterol: 0mg
Keywords: nourish bowls, green goddess dressing, vegan, gluten free, healthy salad
Check out that Vitamin C, Vitamin A, and Iron ya’ll. LOVE IT! Nourish Bowls for the win!
Have you tried Nourish bowls before? What would you put in your own version?
Are you a Golden Fig lover or A California Mission Fig (the darker)? I can’t decide. Gah, both soooo good.
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Now go Feed your inner goddess (or God for the men). Mmm k?
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I made this tonight for a light dinner. My husband & I liked it but my daughter did not. I added raspberries and blackberries. The dressing was amazing!
This salad recipe looks delicious! Just wanted to ask about green goddess dressing, maybe I could change avocado part with something? Sadly I don’t tolerate avocado and so many healthy recipes are made with it.
Thank you in advance!
Hi Jore! The 1/3 avocado add in is optional for the green goddess dressing. It’s listed for a thicker option for the green goddess dressing. You can leave it out totally if you can’t tolerate avocado. The dressing will just have a slight thinner consistency. Hope this helps! 🙂
This salad was delicious! My whole family loved it!
I love salad. when I eat food I need salad little bite. this looks amazing I love all of the gorgeous colors I will definitely be trying this soon. so only my friends called me foodie .
Love it!! You’ll have to let me know what you think ? enjoy!
Have you ever made this the night before and taken it for lunch?
I have! But is didn’t add the apple or dressing till the morning so it stayed fresher longer. Does that help?
These look so delicious! I HAVE to try them.
Yummy!!!!!!!!! Feeling is to eat them .
You know I love me some big bowls of nutritional goodness. Also bring on the figs. The tiny human loves fig bars. She’s got good taste. 🙂
Your tiny human is AWESOME!
Awesome, I will try to base on your recipe in order to cook for my family. Thank you for sharing!
Liren | Kitchen Confidante
Figs make my heart sing — they’re one of the reasons I fell in love with living out here in California! I love how you paired them with green goddess – another favorite!
Oh yes! You get instant access to those figs!! Yum
I am in love with every thing about this gorgeous bowl! Natures candy and healthy greens are such a perfect combination, it makes me feel better after eating something deliciously plant-based like this. Pinning for later!
Feel good nourishment for sure! Thanks Emily!
Made this and added corn today turned out great! Easy and made a lot for the family.
Wonderful! Love the addition of corn!! Did you use green apple too?
Oh man, I love figs!! So much nourishment packed into one bowl. Love everything about this!
I am so ready to face plant into this bowl! Packed with so much delicious goodness!! It’s a must make!
Go for it!!
Oh how I can already taste the goodness in this. So many rich green vegetables. And those figs. So much nutrition in here!
YOu would love this Sandra!
Rebecca | NOURiSHED
This looks amazing!! I am such a fan of green goddess dressing on everything!! Love the figs here too – they’re an ingredient I don’t use enough!!
Lol, same here with the green goddess dressing! These figs are sure to get you using them more often! Would love to know if you do try this!
Sarah | Well and Full
Wow, these bowls look AMAZING!! And your photography, girl… just STUNNING.
you know the way to my heart, talk about how the ingredients will give me the nutrients I need!! 🙂 I think I love any bowl dish, so I”m on board and a great way to mix up the flavors
I secretly made these for you! my goddess friend!
I’ve never actually cooked (or used really) figs before because for some reason the seem complicated to me even though I know they’re not! I love this bowl and it will be a good reason to finally try out figs.
Casey the College Celiac
You had me at figs…and that CREAMY dressing! YUM!
totally my fav Casey!
This looks so good and I love all the flavors and nutrition you have packed in this beautiful bowl! I’d do pretty much anything to have this delivered to me right now. If I wasn’t sick I’d run to the store and grab the few things I’m missing to make it.
Sorry you’re sick Sarah! Hey, this is something to look forward to when you’re all better, right? Hope that’s soon!
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings
I love the combination in this Nourish Bowl! I’m definitely going to try this out.
keep me posted! Love it!
Sonali- The Foodie Physician
This Nourish bowl is beautiful! I love the flavor combination here!
Savita @ Chef De Home
Love figs! I love adding these to salads. So flavorful, healthy, and natural sweet!
I could eat this deliciousness all day every day! I eat prunes all the time, but I definitely need to include more figs into our diet!
LOL! I thought I was the only one that like prunes. YEA! Prunes and figs.
That dressing sounds delicious! Love the bite of sweetness from the figs in this too!
Thanks! The figs are such a delicious addition! Hope you’ll try Jessica!
sue | theviewfromgreatisland
What a stunning bowl, I want to dive right in, mouth first! And who could resist those luscious figlets??
Yes, face-planting totally accepted here! hehe
dixya @food, pleasure, and health
so much green in one bowl, i cant!!! really looking forward to greens in my life.
Hope you’ll give this a try! Thanks Dixya!
Jody - Fit at 59
That looks so amazing Lindsay!!!!!! I love figs too!!!!
Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table
Green Goddess is my all time favorite dressing! I shall be trying this soon. Totally going to start a Cotter Crunch Recipes I’ve Made blog.
P.S. Come to California and get some figs. I think you need to taste them in the mother land. 😉
Tina Dawson | Love is in my Tummy
I don’t usually love salad but I am digging everything that went into this particular bowl! I think I”ll make this one for lunch tomorrow!
Sounds great Tina! Let me know what you think!
What a delicious salad you have created. The sweet figs with the healthy greens topped with an avocado dressing – that is my kind of lunch. The flavor combination in the salad is a perfect way to celebrate spring.
Thanks! Hope you’ll try Ali!
So many of my favorIte things in one bowl! Eager to try this concoction. I had never had a fig, aside from in a fig newton, until a couple of years ago and I think I have more than made up for all that lost time because now I down them on a regular basis. Your master chef creativity knows no bounds!
That vibrant green just makes it look even more gorgeous! I love the vegan element to this dish!
This bowl is everything I need in life! I’m swooning over that avocado-based green goddess dressing – such a fabulous idea! And I can definitely dig some dried figs in my nourish bowl..don’t mind if I do!
Haha!! It’s definitely a bowl you’ll want to face plant into! Enjoy!
Linz @ Itz Linz
i love the sweetness figs provide! sounds like a deliciously healthy bowl!!
Yes, the figs are a perfect addition! Delicious and healthy is a win-win!
What a beautfiul bowl! Love the dried figs too.
I’ve been looking for new healthy lunch options and this fits the bill. So delicious and colorful.
That’s great Janette! Let me know what you think.
Carrie this fit chick
I used to make my own dressings and I miss it!!! Sounds delicious! I’m a HUGE fig fan and it’s been way too long since i’ve had one!
time to fill that bowl then Carrie! Hope you are well. Good to hear from you
Shashi at RunninSrilankan
Yay for packaged Orchard Choice figlets – on a side note, I never realized the packaged ones could look so darn good! As does this bowl – yay for all the greens and fruits coming back to play! Happy Monday!
right? these figs are FRIGGIN FABULOUS! LOL!
Susie @ Suzlyfe
I love figs! We had a golden fig tree in my backyard growing up. Until it had an altercation with a maple tree, and then we lost both. It was a sad sad day
Uh-oh! Sad day for sure!
Megan @ Skinny Fitalicious
Figs in salad I never have done that. I don’t see figs often at the store but this one I wanna try!
Let me know what ya think Megan!