Let’s take it easy with a quick and healthy people like this arugula salad With lemon balsamic dressing. This flexible recipe goes with just about anything (chicken, seafood, pizza, even his brunch recipes like quiche with arugula). It’s simple, infinitely customizable, and its bright dressing makes it the best arugula salad you’ll ever have.
This delicious blend of tangy arugula (plus giant shavings of Parmesan for YUM) is simple but clean enough to deserve a weekend.
It’s so easy to make and you won’t get bored even at the end of what your brain says is a long workday. hello i’m done.
This salad is flexible, fast, and makes you feel healthy and creative at the same time.
It’s the kind of salad you wish every restaurant could order. Serve with plenty of greens and a bright lemon-balsamic his dressing that complements the other ingredients without making the salad soggy or soggy.
I’ve made assorted versions of this arugula salad dozens of times over the years.
It’s a back pocket kind of recipe that gives me a nifty and delicious way to add greens to our dishes.
Why Use Arugula Greens
Arugula is one of my favorite vegetables to use in salads because of its characteristic flavor.
It can withstand perfectly flavored dressings, but it’s not strong enough to overwhelm a plate, so it can be paired with so many dishes.
But when you need a slam dunk side dish that goes with anything, today’s Balsamic Arugula Salad is a must.
Tips for making a healthy arugula salad
This arugula salad is so good because of its nutritious ingredients and light dressing.
Arugula is packed with important nutrients.low in calories, carbohydrates, fat and sugar.
You can also add whatever you like.
- To make your salad even tastier, add healthy ingredients like fresh vegetables and fruits (arugula salad with pears and strawberries would be great). Next on my list is the Avocado Salad with Arugula.
- Use luxury ingredients such as nuts and cheese in moderation. These are important additions to make the salad satisfying. Do not go overboard.
- Chicken arugula salad recipes are also a great way to add lean, filling protein. You can easily toss chicken or your favorite cooked protein into almost any arugula salad.
How to make arugula salad
Arugula is a flexible green and the dressing can handle additions.
Do you have carrots and tomatoes in your fridge? Throw it in!
I also like to add nuts and sunflower seeds for texture, as well as some fresh chopped endangered herbs that I have in my fridge.
Honestly, you could call it a day serving this salad with just arugula, lemon-balsamic dressing (it tastes totally dynamite with arugula), and parmesan cheese.
All the other ingredients are delicious, but the simple trio of arugula, homemade dressing, and parm does the heavy lifting.
- arugulaContrary to what it looks like, arugula is not lettuce. It is actually part of the mustard greens family. You can do a lot more with arugula besides making salads, but that’s my favorite way to serve it. Tender, fresh and tangy.In addition, arugula is rich in calcium and potassium (read more about arugula). here).
I love the black pepper flavor of arugula, but if you want your salad to be milder, you can substitute up to 50% of your salad with baby spinach.
- fresh vegetables or fruit (option!). If you prefer, choose one or two easy additions, or keep this salad simple and skip it. Add grated carrots or cherry tomatoes for a burst of sweet, juicy flavor and color. Or go the fruit route with peaches and pears.
- grated parmesan cheese cheeseA key ingredient in this easy salad. Skip the pre-shredded ones and buy quality parmesan that you can shave yourself.
- toppingSunflower seeds or toasted sliced almonds, pecans, or pine nuts, as well as herbs, are a great finish to this salad.
- dressingArugula salad dressing is a simple combination of lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and salt. Bright, bright and very tasty.
- Mix salad dressing.
- Place the arugula leaves in a large bowl.
- Pour some of the dressing over the salad ingredients and mix. You want your salad to be moist, but not soggy.
- Top with parmesan cheese and toppings. Add a little dressing if you like. bon appetite!
Food that goes well with arugula salad
Preparation and storage tips
- to stay aheadPrepare the dressing and store it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Mix arugula and any vegetables you want to add in a large mixing bowl up to a day in advance and store in the refrigerator.Toss salad ingredients with dressings, toppings, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese just before serving.
- to the storeLeftover tossed salad can be stored in the refrigerator for an additional day. The arugula will wilt, but the salad will be delicious. I like to put fresh arugula in with the leftovers to crunch it back up and drizzle additional dressing.
This fresh arugula salad is ready and ready to contribute to a weeknight warrior or an elegant dinner party.
A salad that everyone will enjoy!
- Five ounce arugula about 5 cups
- 1/3 cup large parmesan cheese shavings Please have a look at the photos. don’t skip this. The higher the quality of the cheese, the better the salad.I like to shave right off the block with a vegetable peeler
- 3 tablespoon chopped sunflower seeds or your favorite chopped nuts — toasted and chopped walnuts Pecan nuts and pistachios are all delicious (optional)
- 1 tablespoon Chopped mild fresh herbs of your choice Chives, parsley, tarragon, etc. (optional)
for more vegetables (optional)
- Four medium size carrot 1 cup ribbon shavings (about 8-10 oz) or grated carrots (if you’re in a hurry, you can use pre-bagged grated carrots)
- 1 pint cherry tomatoes halved
- The dressing can be made in advance and stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. If you add a little lemon juice to freshen it up, it will keep for up to a week.
- To move forward: Prepare the dressing and store it in an airtight jar in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Mix arugula and any vegetables you want to add in a large mixing bowl up to a day in advance and store in the refrigerator.Toss salad ingredients with dressings, toppings, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese just before serving.
- To save: Leftover salad dressing can be stored in the refrigerator for an additional day. The arugula will wilt, but the salad will be delicious. I like to put fresh arugula in with the leftovers to crunch it back up and drizzle additional dressing.
Serving: 1(out of 6)calorie: 122kcalcarbohydrates: 9gprotein: Fourgobesity: 8gsaturated fat: 2gcholesterol: 3mgfiber: 2gsugar: Fiveg
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