Arugula Salad Fresh and Delicious in 10 Minutes!

Arugula Salad Fresh and Delicious in 10 Minutes!

Fresh Arugula Salad is loaded with healthy veggies, juicy tomatoes and parmesan shavings, topped with pine nuts and creamy avocado!

You’ll love this easy arugula salad. It’s perfect for warm summer days! For more fresh salad variations, try Creamy Pesto and Caesar Dressing.

Arugula Parmesan Salad

Give me all the healthy salad recipes! I can’t get enough of salad these days. But not just any salad – they have to be full of flavor or they will be bland.

This recipe is not boring at all…I love this Arugula Parmesan Salad with some of my favorite toppings. tomato? Check. Parmesan cheese? Check. The color of these salads gave me all my heart!

Eat this salad alongside a hearty dinner to make things a little easier. Or, use it for healthy lunch ideas. You can easily prep the ingredients ahead of time and toss in the dressing just before you’re ready to eat it. Simple, healthy and delicious.

How to Make Easy Arugula Salad

You can whip up this salad super fast! Grab these ingredients:

  • young arugula leaves
  • cherry tomatoes
  • pine nuts
  • olive oil
  • rice vinegar
  • parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper
  • avocado

Put everything (except the avocado) in a large bowl with a lid. Make sure the bowl is covered, then shake everything together to mix well. Slice the avocado thinly and serve on top of the salad.

Arugula Salad Dressing

You definitely want a dressing like balsamic vinegar to lightly coat the arugula and give it a light flavor. This recipe combines olive oil and rice vinegar for a simple but delicious dressing.

You can replace vinegar with red wine vinegar, apple cider vinegar, balsamic vinegar, etc. You can also replace the oil with grapeseed oil, canola oil, vegetable oil, etc.

Tips and Variations

You can start with the same arugula leaves and vinaigrette, but skip the tomatoes, pine nuts, and avocado, and you can garnish it with a combination of these ingredients!

  • Red grapes, avocado and pecans.
  • Cucumbers, tomatoes, Greek olives.
  • Chopped apples, red onions, and feta or parmesan cheese.
  • Sun-dried tomatoes, Parmesan or fresh mozzarella and pine nuts.
  • Apples, pecans, purple onions, parmesan and lemon juice (still topped with balsamic vinegar).

This salad is versatile so you can Eating is a side dish to a variety of meals, including:

For healthier salad recipes, check out:

Course Entrees, Salads, Side Dishes


Prep time 10 minutes

Total time 10 minutes

Serving Size 4

Calories 235 kcal

by Lil’ Luna

  • 4 cups young arugula leaves rinsed and dried
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 TB olive oil
  • 1 TB rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 large avocado peeled, pitted and sliced
  • Combine arugula, tomatoes, nuts, oil, vinegar, Parmesan, salt and pepper in a large bowl with a lid. Cover and shake to combine.

  • Serve with avocado slices on top

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