Lemon Arugula Salad
Lemon Arugula Salad recipe. A simple healthy salad tossed in a fresh lemon honey oregano vinaigrette.
My newest salad obsession is this Lemon Arugula salad. For something that is so simple and so easy to make, it has so much flavor! It has the best tart yet sweet lemon taste; it is truly delicious!
I’m sharing this recipe here because I wish I had discovered this salad sooner and needed to share the amazingness of this easy-to-make salad. It is naturally Gluten-free and Grain-free. It can easily be made dairy-free as well.
I say that I wish I discovered this salad sooner because I didn’t come up with it myself… (otherwise I would have been making this for years!) I discovered it at a restaurant that I went to recently.
I went to a Grimaldi’s Pizzeria for the first time a few weeks ago and ordered their lemon arugula salad. I was blown away by how delicious it was.
So, I decided to make my own at home and came up with this Lemon Arugula Salad recipe.
Ingredients needed to make this Lemon Arugula Salad:
- lemon juice
- olive oil
- dried oregano
- salt and pepper
- shaved parmesan cheese ( optional )
How to make it:
I’ve said it several times already but making this Lemon Arugula salad is super simple.
The most important part of this salad is the lemon dressing. So I like starting off by making that.
To make the dressing, you add the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dried oregano, salt and pepper to a bowl and mix well.
The honey, to me, is necessary because it cuts the tartness of the lemon while also enhancing the flavor.
To be honest, this dressing isn’t even sweet, but the lemon flavor tastes even better because of the honey.
I guess it’s kind of like lemonade… the lemon in lemonade tastes best with some added sweetness.
Anyways, after you make the dressing, all you have to do it pour it on top of your arugula and mix. So easy, right?!
You can add shaved parmesan as well to your salad. I love the taste of it all together, but if you are avoiding dairy, this salad tastes great without it.
That said, this salad is easily customizable for your dietary needs.
It is already naturally Gluten-free and Grain-free.
As I mentioned, you can cut out the parmesan to keep this salad dairy-free and Paleo.
You can use maple syrup instead of honey, to keep this salad vegan ( and of course cut out the parmesan).
You can also tweak this salad by adding various veggies of your choice!
Other healthy salad recipes:
Lemon Arugula Salad
- 7 ounces arugula
- 5 Tbs lemon juice
- 3 Tbs olive oil
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp pepper
- optional- 1/2 cup shaved parmesan cheese
- In a small bowl, mix the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, dried oregano, salt, and pepper together until well mixed. Set the dressing aside.
- Put the arugula into a large bowl. If you are adding parmesan, add it to the salad. Add the dressing to the salad and mix. Note: only add the dressing prior to serving or it will cause the salad to wilt.
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