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Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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It’s Salad Month!

Yes, today marks the beginning of a whole month of salads here on the blog.

For the remainder of January, I’ll be sharing my favorite salad recipes, along with great ideas from a few of my healthy food blogger friends. If you’re trying to eat healthy this month, look no further šŸ™‚

arugula salad

I’m starting with something simple: Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette.

Though this salad only has three ingredients, it’s incredibly flavorful and thus one of my all-time favorites.

Simply toss baby arugula leaves with lemon vinaigrette and top with shaved or grated Parmesan and voila!

arugula salad

lemon vinaigrette

arugula salad

Lemon Vinaigrette
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 Tbsp raw honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Generous pinch of salt
  • Small pinch of pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together all ingredients. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  2. Store any leftover dressing in the fridge for up to a week.
Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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A simple yet incredibly flavorful salad. Tangy and peppery with a little salty bite. Turn this into a complete meal by adding grilled chicken or a fried egg on top!
Serves: 2 large servings
  • One 5-oz container of organic, pre-washed baby arugula
  • ¼ cup Parmesan shavings or grated Parmesan
  • Lemon vinaigrette to taste
  1. Place arugula in a salad bowl.
  2. Add a few spoonfuls of dressing, then toss together using your (clean) hands.
  3. Top with the Parmesan then toss a little more.
  4. Add additional dressing to taste.
  5. Season with salt & pepper if desired.
This salad tastes best when you grate the Parmesan cheese yourself. Avoid the temptation to use pre-grated - it makes all the difference in taste and is worth the small effort!

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  • Amanda H @EatHardWorkHard
    January 3, 2014 at 12:01 pm

    LOVE the idea of salad month, especially in January when you need to recover from all the holiday feasting! Excited to see what you come up with all month šŸ™‚

  • Amelia Winslow
    January 4, 2014 at 4:19 pm

    Thanks, Amanda šŸ™‚

  • Susan Winslow
    January 4, 2014 at 5:12 pm

    Wonderful! Can’t wait!

  • Beverly
    November 18, 2014 at 12:25 pm

    This dressing was EXACTLY what I was looking for! It was delicious. Thank you.

  • Amelia Winslow
    November 19, 2014 at 4:54 pm

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

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