We can’t get enough of this easy arugula salad recipe. Before we started ordering from Plated, we had no experienced arugula salads. Now they have become a staple side dish in our house. A great feature about this salad is how insanely easy it is to create.
How often do you have your main dish all planned out but find yourself stuck on a good side dish option? This is one of those moments when a super easy green salad like this one becomes your hero.
The best part is that this salad only contains 6 ingredients, including the arugula. Even better is the fact that you most likely have all of these ingredients in the house already.
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- 2 T olive oil
- 2 T lemon juice
- 1 t honey (optional)
- ½ t salt
- ½ t pepper
- 4 c. arugula
- Wash and dry your arugula.
- Make your dressing. In a large bowl mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey (optional), salt, and pepper.
- Add arugula to the bowl with the dressing and mix thoroughly.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 72Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 298mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Optional additions for your arugula salad
This simple salad has endless possibilities. You can so many items to it to spice it up but do keep in mind that arugula is a light and tender vegetable. This is why we generally keep our arugula salads light with a simple salad dressing and few if any, additional ingredients.
- Add shaved parmesan cheese to your arugula salad.
- Add broken pecan pieces to your salad.
- Add blueberries to your salad
- Add lemon zest to your salad
I just love the nutty smell of arugula. When I was prepping this salad today my stomach began to growl. This salad is so light and lovely for a warm summer day like today. I hope that you enjoy this salad as much as we do.