Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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  • 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.


    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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    Quick and easy arugula salad with lemon vinaigrette recipe
    5 from 9 votes

    Lemon Vinaigrette

    Course Salad
    Cuisine American
    Keyword easy recipe, lemon, lunch, salad, summer, vinaigrette
    Servings 8
    Calories 61 kcal


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


    1. Combine vinegar, olive oil & lemon juice.
    2. Shake well!
    3. Top with fresh cracked pepper.
    Nutrition Facts
    Lemon Vinaigrette
    Amount Per Serving
    Calories 61 Calories from Fat 54
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 6g9%
    Vitamin C 1.5mg2%
    Iron 0.1mg1%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

    If this isn’t enough summer for you, may I suggest my Basil Lemon Pasta? Even our girls love it!

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