Don’t you just love arugula? I think I could eat an arugula salad every single day. Actually, I practically do! In the summer when you don’t feel like cooking, an arugula salad can make a great lunch…or dinner! Here are 3 simple arugula salad recipes to try this summer!
3 Simple Arugula Salad Recipes:
After playing around with many different combinations, I have come up with my 3 favorites ways to make an arugula salad. (in no particular order)…
1 – “The Mango”
Ingredients for “The Mango” Arugula Salad:
- Mango chunks
- Avocado slices
- Goat cheese
- Sliced almonds
- Olive oil and lime juice
Sure, you could use a salad dressing of your choice but I think the olive oil and lime juice makes it a refreshing summer salad! If you like these ingredients, I think you’ll also love my favorite Mango Avocado Salsa.
*Helpful tip – Since the mango is really the “star” of this recipe, make sure you use a ripe one. If you can’t find a ripe mango, buy frozen mango chunks. Usually, I buy the organic ones from Wegman’s and they are just perfect in the salad!
2 -“The Cranberry”
Ingredients for “The Cranberry” Arugula Salad:
- Dried cranberries
- Feta cheese
- Olive oil
Toss all the ingredients together and enjoy!
And if you want more of an Italian spin…
3 -“The Parm”
Ingredients for “The Parm” Arugula Salad:
- Shaved parmesan cheese
- Toasted pine nuts
- Lemon and Olive Oil
Though I am not a huge fan of dressings, my husband likes his arugula salad with olive oil and balsamic vinegar. You can substitute that for the lemon if you like.
Simple Additions to Arugula Salad:
- Grilled chicken
- Slices of store bought rotisserie chicken
- Grilled shrimp
- White beans
By extra adding protein, you can turn any of these salads into more of a main course.
You might have noticed I didn’t give measurements for any of the ingredients. To keep it easy, just cut up the amount you like and throw it in! After all, it’s summer – get out of the kitchen and enjoy!
What do you like in your arugula salad?
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