Rocket salad is the showstopper in this simple parmesan arugula salad with homemade lemon vinaigrette.
Quick for Weeknight Dinners
Today, I’m sharing one of my favorite salads. I know you’re probably like me and always looking for something delicious that is quick to whip up! Well, I’ve got a great one! This salad is very easy to make. You can make Parmesan Arugula Salad in under 10 minutes. Therefore, it is a perfect first course for weeknight dinners.
Arugula, also called rocket salad, is a leaf vegetable with a fresh peppery flavor. The Mediterranean uses it often in their dishes. I can see why. The leaf itself is almost herb-like. Small,, but packed with flavor.
Suitable for Diets
If you’re dieting, it’s suitable for almost all diets. The homemade lemon vinaigrette is made with natural ingredients. Simply combine raw lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper. It is Whole30, Keto, Atkins, and Weight Watcher friendly. I think with Keto it still wouldn’t be too terrible. You can minimize how much lemon or dressing you use. Unfortunately, it’s not Paleo-friendly because of the parmesan. Obviously, you can control how much dressing you put on the salad. But I love it because it doesn’t have sugar, preservatives or MSG.
I love this salad because it’s a nice change from the standard lettuce salads. If you wanted to eat it as a lunch, I recommend adding a lean protein like chicken, shrimp, or lean steak, like sirloin. Arugula alone is not very filling because it’s so light. Personally, I love it as a side or starter.
Personally, I love keeping it simple with this salad. I make a simple lemon vinegarette, but if you have special dietary needs you could certainly swap it with any dressing of your choice.
Parmesan Arugula Salad
- 4 Cups Arugula
- 1/4 Cup Parmesan Shaved
- 1/8 Cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1/8 Cup Lemon Juice
- Salt & Pepper Pinch
- In a small bowl or salad dressing shaker, add lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Stir or shake well until combined.
- Transfer arugula to salad bowl and add parmesan.
- Pour preferred amount of lemon dressing and toss salad well until mixed through
That’s it! I hope you enjoy this as much as my family does! Cheers!
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Looking for other easy weeknight recipes? Try Roasted Root Medley