Rating: 4.71 stars
355 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 283
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3

So easy even I could make it, and I am a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes

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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 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.

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  • Divide salad onto plates, and top with slices of avocado.

Nutrition Facts

257 calories; protein 6.2g; carbohydrates 10g; fat 23.2g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 381.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (242)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
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. Read More
(117)

Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2013
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. Read More
(31)
355 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 283
  • 4 star values: 52
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2007
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. Read More
(117)
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2005
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2005
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/15/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/27/2013
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. Read More
(31)
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Rating: 5 stars
10/18/2006
UNBELIEVABLE. The Parmesan and the dressing go together perfectly and really complement the zippiness of the arugula. I used a homemade nut/seed mix (pumpkin seeds roasted soy nuts walnuts) instead of the pine nuts because I didn't have them and it was still great. I also added dried cherries for color and a touch of sweetness - just the thing! You could also use craisins. The presentation was beautiful and the taste was out of this world. I couldn't get enough of it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2005
This dressing was sooooo easy and the perfect compliment for arugula. It was quick and tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/31/2004
I absolutely LOVE Arugula and this salad was terrific. Topped with the sliced avacado made it even more special. Thanks Kelli! Read More
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