Arugula is a delicious alternative to lettuce, and the citrus juice dressing is a delicious alternative to heavier store bought dressings. A lovely precursor to most meals, or a great stand-alone in the summer. Garnish with walnuts or sunflower seeds, if you like.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
total:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a jar with a tight fitting lid, combine grapefruit juice, orange juice, olive oil, and salt. Shake vigorously.

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  • In a salad bowl, combine arugula, pear, and red pepper. Drizzle dressing over salad, and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; protein 1.8g; carbohydrates 13.8g; fat 19.1g; sodium 158.7mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/16/2004
A nice alternate from the regular salad especially if it's the dinner club. Next time though I will use a more tart yellow grapefruit rather than the sweeter red just to suit my own taste. I added a sprinkle of sunflower seed as well to compliment the arugula. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
09/15/2005
This was alright but the dressing was just too light. I think it would be fine with something a bit heartier. Read More
(19)
39 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
02/15/2004
A nice alternate from the regular salad especially if it's the dinner club. Next time though I will use a more tart yellow grapefruit rather than the sweeter red just to suit my own taste. I added a sprinkle of sunflower seed as well to compliment the arugula. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
02/01/2007
I changed the recipe a bit by just using orange juice and eliminating the grapefruit juice. It turned out mild and delightful and I plan on making this dressing often from now on. As far as the salad itself I added the suggested walnuts plus a few little bits of goat cheese which went well with the juicy pear. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
09/14/2005
This was alright but the dressing was just too light. I think it would be fine with something a bit heartier. Read More
(19)
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2009
This is the best salad I have ever had! I used all grapefruit juice since I was out of oranges and added sunflower seeds as another poster suggested. Who knew something so simple could be so delicious? Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
11/01/2005
I just love arugula Jeanette and eat it at least three times a week. You're so right this light citrus dressing complimented the spicey flavor of the arugula so nicely. Thanks for a great lunch!! Read More
(14)
Rating: 3 stars
03/22/2004
I wasn't crazy about this recipe. It just seemed kind of bland. I thought it would be much better it sounded so good. I was disappointed but didn't know how to jazz it up. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/20/2010
This was too sweet of a salad for me so I can't rate this based on my personal tastes because I'm so picky when it comes to salads but my mom who likes almost any salad said that it lacked pizazz or flavor. Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
Great tasting simple salad! Read More
(9)
Rating: 5 stars
03/16/2006
A great introduction to arugula whose peppery taste is offset by the sweet and citrusy dressing. I used bottled juice instead of fresh and it still tastes great. Read More
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