This Arugula Salad filled with fresh fruit, veggies, and walnuts can serve as the perfect side, or main dish for tonight’s dinner! Tired of the same old boring salads? This unique recipe is sure to impress, and rekindle your love for salads!
Loaded with phytonutrients (click here to learn more) and healthy fats, this Arugula Salad will leave you wondering how nourishing your body can taste so good!
The Perfect Arugula Salad Recipe
I will be the first to admit that one of the reasons I love salads so much is because they’re basically fail proof! Yes, there are some mediocre, boring salads out there, but a truly distasteful salad is something I’m yet to experience. With salads, there really aren’t any rules, and your creativity and preferences can run free!
The same rules apply to the “perfect arugula salad recipe”…there really isn’t one! While the combination of ingredients and amounts used in this recipe are based off of my preferences, feel free to customize, and really make this dish your own!
Want a little guidance on customization? Here are our top tips for a flavorful and filling salad!
Like I spoke about earlier, this salad is loaded with phytonutrients and healthy fats, making it just as healthy as it is delicious. Here are the combination of ingredients that make this spicy and fresh salad so nutrient-dense.
Arugula is full of calcium, potassium, and folate, and a quite impressive list of vitamins. While many salads begin with a bed of lettuce, the arugula in this salad gives this recipe the perfect subtle hint of spice to accompany the fresh flavor of raw greens.
I absolutely love fruit on my salads, so much so, that I can’t remember that last time I created a salad without fruit! Adding apples not only creates that sweet and salty dynamic I love, but it also adds extra prebiotics, polyphenols, and so much more!
I have been obsessed with red onion lately. I’m not sure what it is, but the slightly sweet yet strong bite of a red onion just adds so much to every dish! I especially love red onions raw, like on this salad. They’re also full of antioxidants, and can help to boost the immune system, and control inflammation.
I simply can not get enough avocados! Filled with potassium, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids, this creamy fruit takes this salad to the next level!
Walnuts are another amazing source of omega-3’s, and also have been studied to support healthy brain-function, decrease inflammation, and so much more! They’re also just super delicious, and offer that crave-worthy crunch we love so much.
While feta is totally optional, adding on a dairy-free feta to this dish was the exact finishing touch I was looking for! Violife is my favorite brand that tastes just like the real thing!
Want to know why we’re dairy free? Click here!
Before we get into the recipe, I wanted to leave you with some of my favorite dressing options for this Arugula Salad. Here are the ones that pair the best!
So simple, yet SO delicious! The Honey Mustard Dressing found in this Fall Salad is the way to go for a sweet and savory salad recipe like this one!
This Lemon Salad Dressing has become a staple in our home. It’s the perfect flavor booster while also providing some wonderful health benefits. It tastes wonderful on top of this Arugula Salad!
This Turmeric Salad Dressing Recipe is anti-inflammatory, and tastes so fresh and earthy! Try it on top of this Arugula Salad for an extra fresh, peppery flavor.
Ready for the full recipe? Let’s get into it!
This Arugula Salad filled with fresh fruit, veggies, and walnuts can serve as the perfect side, or main dish for tonight’s dinner!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 serving 1x
- Place arugula in a salad bowl, and set aside.
- Slice all fruit and vegetables, and place on top of arugula.
- Top with feta, walnuts, and hemp seeds.
- Drizzle with your choice of dressing, and enjoy!
Keywords: Arugula Salad