Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

LAST UPDATED: Jun 15, 2019 | PUBLISHED: Apr 13, 2016 | By: Julie Blanner

An easy and refreshing recipe for an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette.


Refreshing spring and summer salad | arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette

When I share my recipes online, I’m not just sharing them with you, but making my own personal recipe index that I frequently refer back to.

When revising my arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette recipe that I frequently make in spring and summer and originally shared a couple years ago, I cringed at the photos. It’s always humbling to see how far my photography has come and I can only hope to look back and bring at these new photographs in a couple years as I hope to grow.

Warmer weather always encourages me to eat fresher and healthier. Maybe it’s the looming swimsuit season or that I feel like I no longer need to hibernate in the warmth of our home and add in long walks through the neighborhood. I even crave salad. That’s a good thing, right?

I keep salads simple and fresh. There’s no sense using a bottled dressing that has half the flavor for a savings of just 30 seconds. That’s right, you can make this dressing in just seconds. Pour, shake and toss! Homemade lemon vinaigrette keeps several days when stored refrigerated in an airtight container, perfect for weekday lunches.

Refreshing summer salad recipe | arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette

30 second lemon vinaigrette recipe

One of my tips for making vinaigrettes fast and easy is to pour the vinegar in a measuring cup first, then adding the olive oil, without pouring it out in between. You can even whisk it in the measuring cup if you want to save another dish to wash and don’t intend to keep the extras!

I enjoy the simplicity of this salad, using just fresh grated dry cheese to top it like pecorino, asiago or parmesan. Truly, whatever I have in the refrigerator from a previous meal {like my tortellacci}! You can find more of my favorite homemade salad dressing recipes here.

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30 second lemon vinaigrette recipe

Lemon vinaigrette is vegan and gluten free!

Does Lemon Vinaigrette need to be refrigerated?

Yes, immediately serve or refrigerate until ready to serve.

How long does Lemon Vinaigrette last?

6-9 months when stored refrigerated in an airtight container.

Quick and easy arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette recipe

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Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

An easy and refreshing recipe for an arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette. This simple salad is so perfect for the warmer weather and is perfect to serve as a simple side or appetizer.
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Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings (hover to scale): 8
Calories: 61kcal

Ingredients

For the dressing

  • 1/4 cups white wine vinegar (can substitute red)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • pepper fresh cracked

For the salad

  • arugula
  • parmesan

Instructions

To make the vinaigrette

  • Combine vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice.
  • Shake well!
  • Top with fresh cracked pepper.

To make the salad

  • Wash and spin the arugula and add to a plate.
  • Top with the hard cheese and pour over the vinaigrette.

Notes

  • One of my tips for making vinaigrettes fast and easy is to pour the vinegar in a measuring cup first, then adding the olive oil, without pouring it out in between. You can even whisk it in the measuring cup if you want to save another dish to wash and don't intend to keep the extras!
  • Don't dress the salad until you are ready to serve it. If you dress the salad too early it can cause the arugula to become soggy.
  • You can also make this salad in a mason jar, simply pour in the ingredients and give it a good shake and it can be stored right in the fridge.

Nutrition

Calories: 61kcal | Fat: 6g | Vitamin C: 1.5mg | Iron: 0.1mg
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If this isn’t enough summer for you, may I suggest my Basil Lemon Pasta? Even our girls love it!

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