Easy Arugula Salad Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Easy Arugula Salad Recipe
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Easy Arugula Salad

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Original recipe makes 4 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. In a large plastic bowl with a lid, combine arugula, cherry tomatoes, pine nuts, oil, vinegar, and Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and shake to mix.
  2. Divide salad onto plates, and top with slices of avocado.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 22, 2007

This is a great salad and is so simple to make. And just in time for summer when the farmer's market is in full swing! I used normal tomatoes because I didn't have cherry tomatoes on hand and used toasted the pine nuts to bring out the flavor. I also added cranberries, which I think are a must. The sweetness compliments with the spicy/bitter arugula. My one last suggestion to let this salad sit for a few minutes. It tastes better that way. This is a keeper. I'll definitely make it again.

Most Helpful Critical Review
May 27, 2013

I don't think arugula is at its best on its own. It's so peppery and pungent I think that it's better combined with another, milder green. Even so, this was still rather ho-hum in flavor, which surprised me because I liked the combination of ingredients. The dressing also reaffirmed for me that I like a ratio of 3:1 oil to vinegar, not 2:1. Too tangy and peppery as written.

Dec 01, 2005

I'd give it more stars if I could. I serve this salad for my regular family dinners or company evenings or large gatherings. Everybody loves it - always. At this point I'm regulary asked to bring it along with every invitaton as in Please join us and bring THE SALAD. Thanks Kellid26!

May 31, 2004

I like this with the Parmesan not grated but cut into thin slices. If you like Arugula, you'll like this salad. I substituted a normal vinegar instead of the rice vinegar and it still tasted yummy.

Jul 29, 2005

Very Good! My husband and I eat raddichio & arugula salad seasoned with olive oil and red wine vinegar everyday with dinner. This was a nice twist on our usual favorite. I did use our red wine vinegar in place of rice vinegar and omitted the avocado since I didn't have one. Still excellent - Thanks Kelli

Aug 15, 2007

I made this salad last night with some organic arugula. I used sesame seeds instead of pine nuts, but kept everything else the same. It was fast and extremely tasty!

Oct 16, 2005

This dressing was sooooo easy and the perfect compliment for arugula. It was quick and tasted great.

May 31, 2004

I absolutely LOVE Arugula and this salad was terrific. Topped with the sliced avacado made it even more special. Thanks Kelli!


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  • Calories
  • 257 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 4 mg
  • 1%
  • Fat
  • 23.2 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 6.2 g
  • 12%
  • Sodium
  • 381 mg
  • 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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