Easy Arugula Salad
So easy even I could make it, and I am a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes
So easy even I could make it, and I am a beginning cook! It looks very presentable for guests and takes only minutes
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
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
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.
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!
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.
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
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!
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.
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!
This dressing was sooooo easy and the perfect compliment for arugula. It was quick and tasted great.
I don't think I have ever made a gourmet salad in such record time. This was great tasting and very fresh and light. Will make many more times.
I absolutely LOVE Arugula and this salad was terrific. Topped with the sliced avacado made it even more special. Thanks Kelli!
Very good. I toasted the pine nuts, otherwise made as instructed.
Very good salad. I used mixed greens instead of just arugula and shredded parmesan instead of grated. I also added dried cranberries and toasted the pine nuts as suggested by others. Place the avocados on right before serving to keep fresh. *To toast pine nuts put them in a non stick fry pan dry (no oil). Cook on medium-low and shake to mix every 30 seconds or so. They are done when light brown. Place on a plate to cool.
This is so good! The first time I made it as written with olive oil. It was delicious! Now, I make a simpler version almost daily to bring to work for lunch: arugula, dried cranberries or golden raisins, and all-natural boar's head tuscan turkey from the deli. I mix olive oil & rice vinegar, and when it's time to eat, pour over the salad and shake. It's so good, filling, and easy!
This was outstanding! Tell the truth, it was 100 times better than I expected. I followed exactly except I used fresh tomatoes from my garden instead of the cherry tomatoes and skipped the avocado. I think I will make this the next time I have to take a dish to a party!
wonderful salad! I add a bit more vinegar than what the recipe calls for.
This was so easy to make and incredibly delicious! I used pecans instead of pine nuts and balsamic vinegar instead of the rice vinegar, and it was still fantastic. Will make it again and again!
I was surprised that the simple dressing was so good with this salad. I looooove arugula, it doesn't need much to compliment the spicey flavor. I did add a little red onion and some candied walnuts instead of the pine nuts. Also I added some fat free feta. Was fabulous!
A fantastic salad. Lovely presentation. Very simple, quick, accessible ingredients. Fabulous flavor. I always get rave reviews. A favorite when arugula is plentiful at the farmer's market. Avocado is wonderful addition, but a great salad even without. Thanks for this keeper!
This a wonderful salad and so easy. I had a dinner party last night and everyone raved about it. Thank you for sharing.
I added some homemade croutons that I made from allrecipes.com and it was delicious!!
So good and so easy!I will be making this a lot.
This is fabulous! I couldn't find arugula so used other greens. Instead of tossing all ingredients together, I arranged the greens, tomatoes, pine nuts, parmesan and dried cranberries (rather than avocado) on individual plates. I combined the oil and vinegar, salt and pepper and drizzled this over the top. My husband raved. Will definitely make this one again.
We get our arugula (and other lettuces) from a local organic farm. I never knew what to do with the arugula. . . I used to mix it with the regular salad. We were not fans of this. After searching allrecipes.com, I discovered this fantastic recipe. This is my husband's favorite gourmet item. He can't get enough of it. We highly recommend it.
I've made this salad twice and it is really yummy. Like some other reviewers, I prefer shaved parmesan on mine. The only problem that keeps me from making it more often is the cost of the ingredients. It's not exactly a bargain.
This has become one of my favorite salads. It is so light and fresh as well as easy to make.
Very complimentary to the peppery taste of arugula. This salad was easy and delicious.
Perfection and easy but you must use Grapeseed oil and rice wine vinegar. dont substitute on this one it WILL be a favourite
Fabulous!!!! I've been eating this for a few weeks straight (sometimes for lunch & dinner). Its so easy to make a large batch of dressing & just pour over your salad. Tastes great w/ baby spinch also. I omit the avocado, but just cause I'm lazy. Highly recommend this quick & simple salad.
Good salad! The dressing tones down the peppery taste of the arugula a bit. I did toast the pine nuts.
I never thought I needed a recipe for salad. This was fantastic though. I didn't have any pine nuts, so I substituted some sunflower seeds. Beyond that, I didn't change a thing. Great salad!
Yummy! It is so tasty, I add some red onion though.
My new favorite salad! The only change I made was to toast the pine nuts first to give it a more nutty flavor.
This is a very good salad! My store didn't have any arugula (crazy, I know) so I used a bag of mixed baby greens that included arugula. It worked very well. I loved the flavors in this salad. Everything went great together. The parmesan, the pine nuts (which I toasted about 30 minutes prior to making this, in order for them to cool) and the dressing. So easy too! It's great to have a use for my grapeseed oil. I enjoyed shaking this in my bowl too. Great recipe!
Wow! So easy yet so good!!!!
Ever since I first tasted arugula, I've wanted to try it in a salad. I was skeptical at first, but fell in love with this recipe! I'm making it for the second time in a week!
This was awesome. I did not have any arugula on hand, so I used spring mix lettuce with the rest of the ingredients the recipe called for. Delicious and easy!
Excellent recipe. It's easy to make and tasty to eat. Here's what I did. I toasted the pine nuts before using them. I had no cherry tomatoes so I cut two roma tomatoes into pieces the size of a cherry. I added 1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced. I increased the amount of Parmesan cheese to 1/2 cup. I used 1 tsp salt and 1/4 tsp black pepper in the dressing. I tossed the salad ingredients gently first. Then I whisked together the dressing ingredients. Finally, I added the dressing to the salad and tossed everything gently but thoroughly. My husband and I loved the result.
Tripled this recipe and brought it to a party. They ate every bite and commented how fresh and tasty!
I made the stupid mistake of buying arugula at the store - what was I thinking? - and it was practically tasteless. Although you could make this recipe work with any kind of lettuce, I'm going to try again in the summer when I can use my own homegrown arugula leaves. Thanks anyway!
i love making this salad because it's very easy and tastes wonderful. it's very light and goes well with so many meals. it looks fancy too!
This tops my favorites for salad recipes. This is SO easy and tasty. The only things I did differently was make it with a blend of arugula and baby spinach, plus I toasted the pine nuts...really brings out the depth of the nut flavor. My husband has asked for this twice in the last week and said he would happily eat it with every dinner. Quite the hit!!
Try substituting fresh lemon juice for the vinegar & adding sliced hearts of palm. Yum!
Excellent just as is! I'm not a huge Arugula person but had some from another recipe and needed to use it. So glad I found this recipe! My father, who rarely eats vegetables of any sort, cleaned his plate. Simple and delicious! Next time I might try toasting the pine nuts, but that's minor. Great recipe.
Served this with the Mushroom and Leek soup on this site - Fabulous! I did add a handful of dried cherries - as other reviewers recommended - which added alot of flavor and was really nice with the arugula. This is a keeper.
As a salad lover, i have to say this is my new favorite. Quick and easy, yet tastes delicious. I also toasted the pine nuts just to bring out their flavor a bit more. Perfect!
This was so good. I thoroughly enjoyed it at dinner, and went back and finished off the leftovers later that night! The only change I made was to add dried cherries as suggested by some other reviewers. Wonderful!
I was so thrilled that we had all the ingredients on hand until I realized ... ooops, the grapeseed oil was rancid. Goodness knows how long it had been in the pantry; many years, I'm sure. And the rice vinegar was "seasoned" with high fructose corn syrup and brown sugar (?? I can't even imagine why I ever bought that). But it worked out with extra virgin olive oil and added a sweetness. I think this salad is very forgiving to allow for personal preferences. I didn't do "the shake" because I still don't understand the point of that, versus a whisk of the dressing and toss of the salad. In the end, with more arugula and more pine nuts (toasted), we loved it! Thank you.
This is a great, easy recipe! I added fresh lemon to the dressing, artichokes & feta cheese! It was delicious!
I had a difficult time finding the Arugula, but I did at a store that I normally do not shop in. It was well worth the hunt because this was quick and easy... AND it tasted great!
This is a delicious salad. I make it all the time. I make it for company too and they always love it.
Nice and easy with a good taste. We don't care for avocado so I did not use that but the rest was good together
Relatively quick and easy to assemble and tastes delicious. I added in a few romaine leaves, too. I recommend it.
Great salad. I used a grated romano/asiago/parmesan blend and sesame seeds instead of pine nuts, but reduced the amount of seeds to 1/8 cup.
I LOVE this salad. Make it quite often now. I usually replace pine nuts with sunflower seeds, or whatever is on hand. :) It's so simple.
Very simple and very, very good. Good enough for company.
this is a go to salad recipe. delicious! i LOVE arugula and this really just brings out the best of it.. pine nuts, great addition. i add a little honey to give the dressing a bit of sweetness to play off the bitterness of the arugula and the tangyness of the vinegar.
Love this salad!! I used spring mix instead of arugula. So easy to put everything in a bowl and shake!!
Wow - this is delicious and easy - will make very regularly!
I couldn't find arugula so I substituted baby greens, and it was AWESOME. Simple, together in mere minutes, and we ate it all! Delicious! The pine nuts are a wonderful touch. Great salad.
This was delicious. Next time I will use a little more rice vinegar though.
Really good flavors that taste good together. I found that the avocado was not necessary.
Easy to make. I can't always find arugula, so a Spring mix is good, too. I substitute the tomatoes for craisins and I toast the pine nuts beforehand. Delicious!
Yummy! I did not put avocado on but will try it next time. I did roast the pine nuts as suggested by another review and that really brings out the taste!
Even my salad-hating husband liked this. Will make again. :)
Fantastic!!! I did several things that I gleaned from other recipes: mixed the dressing in a bowl and added the parmesan to the dressing as well as some lemon zest. I did not have pine nuts so used walnuts and tossed in a handfull of crasins. Really super!!
This salad was excellent. I added cranberries as someone suggested, but I think it gave a little odd flavor. Instead next time I am going to add roasted red & yellow peppers and bacon. The dressing is excellent. I used the rice vinegar as the recipe called for. Thanks so much. UPDATE: this salad is such a hit. I have people always asking for the recipe. It tastes great with the roasted red peppers. I chopped up the peppers on the side so people could add what they wanted.
I tossed the salad, but it still kept its crispiness and tasted delicious. I served it with grilled pork tenderloin.
Wow! What a great salad. The combination of tastes and textures is amazing. I don't have a plastic bowl with a lid, so I just tossed it, and it was perfect. Toast the pine nuts for extra flavour - careful, they burn easily. Thanks for the wonderful recipe!
Very refreshing, simple to make, but I think I'll omit avacado next time and try with pears?
Brought this salad to a pot luck party - was a huge hit. I subsituted the pine nuts for walnuts. Will definetly make this again!
very easy to make, absolute delight to have. Try this with any kind of grilled fish, yummy !
It was good for something different to eat. Strong tasting
only four out of five because although there was nothing wrong with it, it wasnt anything to terrific. if i have the ingredients i would throw it together again but in the meantime im still looking for something more impressive. also the shredded parm cheese is much better than the grated for this one.
This salad rocks. Thanks for sharing!!!
This salad is always a hit with friends and family. The rice vinegar (instead of balsamic vinegar allows all the flavor to come through). For a meal, I toss in some diced grilled chicken. Yummy, yummy.
Good taste overall, but add the parmesan cheese sparingly when tossing the salad and sprinkle some on top with a few of the tomatoes and pine nuts - for presentation. I found the finely grated parmesan absorbed most of the liquid and made the dressing a bit gummy. I will make it again - it tasted great!
Oh my gosh. This recipe is so simple but so tasty. I will admit I added a splash of lemon juice after tasting it, but that was the only change I made. Can't wait to make this for guests. Making it again tonight and only made if for the first time three nights ago. Just can't get enough!
There isnt enough flavor in the dressing. Its a little too plain.
This was so simple and so good. I used regular tomatoes and a blood orange olive oil. Will make this again.
You really can't go wrong with this salad. Sometimes I swap out the Parmesan for feta. Also, I would recommend toasting the pine nuts - that extra crunch is great.
Cut oil in half
Excellent recipe. I have made this several times, everyone loves it.
I made for lunch yesterday and we really enjoyed. My only change would be next time to wait to do the dressing as the salad got a little wilted sitting in the fridge as we did not eat right away but the taste was still good.
Left out the avocado, toasted the pine nuts for extra flavor, added feta. yum!
This makes a very tasty salad. Although I didn't have Arugula lettuce, I substituted it for spinach...yummy.
I took the advice of another reviewer and used extra virgin olive oil, shredded parm cheese and 1 T of honey. I will use this recipe with the modifications again. I also substitued walnuts for pinenuts. All the substitutions were made because I had those ingredients on hand.
What a delicious, easy-to-make salad! I didn't have rice vinegar, so I used white balsamic vinegar instead. I eliminated the avocado too. This will be my go-to salad from now on.
Loved it! Such a big fan of Arugula. I broiled a skirt steak and had it with this but my husband and I both agreed that it would have been wonderful sliced thinly over salad. The dressing on this salad is delicious! Thanks for sharing.
I made this for my al fresco dinner party and omitted the avocado and added some thinly sliced, cooked beefalo steak. We all loved it.
A nice change from my usual arugula salad. A simple and healthy recipe loaded with Mufas!
really really good. only changes i make are cutting the oil back to 1 tbsp and omitting the avocado. usually will add somes sliced red raw onions and maybe some sliced pears or other type of fruit for a bit of sweetness. best part of this recipe is that this is so easy to make.
Fantastic exactly as is!
This recipe is wonderful. Everyone I've made this for loves it. When I don't have arugula, I use spinach and it's still delicious.
This is one of my favorite salads! Love, love, love the healthy dressing! I make it in smaller portions for lunch and toss in a little tuna. The dressing is great on spring mix and spinach too. I've used sliced almonds and/or sunflower seeds as a sub for the pine nuts. Also yummy with shredded parmesan instead of grated!
Excellent! The flavors blended wonderfully! Arugula can taste bitter if you don't have the right balance of flavors and this recipe is perfection! I did add some dried cherries as another reviewer suggested and did not use the avocado. Thanks for an awesome salad!!
Toasted the pine nuts and omitted the avocado. Dee-lish!