Easy Arugula Salad


This simple arugula salad is so easy even I can make it — and I'm a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes to make.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins


  • 4 cups young arugula leaves, rinsed and dried

  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

  • ¼ cup pine nuts

  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

  • 2 tablespoons grapeseed or olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 1 large avocado - peeled, pitted, and sliced


  1. Combine arugula, tomatoes, pine nuts, Parmesan, oil, and vinegar in a large, lidded plastic bowl. Season with salt and pepper, then cover with the lid and shake to mix.

  2. Divide salad onto serving plates and top with avocado slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

257 Calories
23g Fat
10g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 257
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 23g 30%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 381mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 6g 21%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 17mg 87%
Calcium 101mg 8%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 560mg 12%

* 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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