Arugula and Romaine Salad with Red Grapes


I looked into my refrigerator to see what I had...and the ingredients jumped to my imagination. I thought: I think this has to taste good and go well with my baked grouper dinner...and it was not only good but great! The mild bitterness of the arugula and the sweetness of grapes and pickled veggies is a perfect combination. A cool crisp pinot bianco is the perfect match.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs
Total Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
2 servings


  • 1 cup water

  • ¼ cup white vinegar

  • 3 tablespoons white sugar

  • ½ cup sliced seedless cucumber

  • ½ cup sliced red onion

  • ¼ head romaine lettuce, chopped

  • 2 cups baby arugula

  • 3 ½ tablespoons olive oil

  • 1 ½ tablespoons balsamic vinegar

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • ½ cup red seedless grapes, halved


  1. Whisk water, white vinegar, and sugar together in a bowl until sugar has dissolved.

  2. Stir cucumber and onion into the vinegar mixture; cover and refrigerate for 3 hours. Drain vegetables.

  3. Toss romaine lettuce and arugula with olive oil and balsamic vinegar in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.

  4. Divide salad on 2 plates and scatter cucumber mixture and grapes on top to serve.

Cook's Notes:

You can use sugar substitute for the pickling.

Vinaigrette proportions could be altered to your taste.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

348 Calories
24g Fat
34g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 348
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g 31%
Saturated Fat 3g 17%
Sodium 18mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 34g 12%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 30g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 21mg 104%
Calcium 71mg 5%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 361mg 8%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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