Rocket salad is the showstopper in this simple parmesan arugula salad with homemade lemon vinaigrette.
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.
If you’re dieting, it’s suitable for most 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. Unfortunately, it’s not Paleo friendly because of the parmesan. Obviously, you can control how muc dressing you put on the salad. But I love it because it doesn’t have sugar, preservatives or MSG.
I love this salad because its 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.
Parmesan Arugula Salad
Arugula, also known as rocket salad, is a peppery green, used often in Mediterranean dishes. This simple salad combines arugula with Parmesan topped with a homemade zesty lemon dressing.
- 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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