This salad recipe is easily thrown together for a nutrient-packed meal or a side to your Italian pizza. With spicy arugula as its base, it’s heart-healthy and packed with flavor.
Mix with carrots and tomatoes, then top with parsley, sunflower seeds, and parmesan — or skip the cheese if you’re being calorie-conscious. Then, a lemony vinaigrette adds just the right tang to cut through the arugula.
Arugula Salad with Lemon VinaigretteCourse: SaladsDifficulty: Easy
Heart-healthy arugula makes up the base of this salad. Mixed with carrots, tomatoes, parmesan, parsley, and lemon vinaigrette, this salad is a zippy tangy recipe.
5 cups arugula
4 medium carrots, shaved into ribbons
1/2 cup smoked salmon
⅓ cup Parmesan shavings
3 Tbsp chopped sunflower seeds
1 Tbsp chopped parsley
- For the dressing:
2 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
2 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
½ tsp salt
- In a small bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients: lemon juice, balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt.
- Place arugula, carrots, and tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss with dressing.
- Sprinkle parmesan cheese, sunflower seeds, and parsley on top.
- Drizzle extra dressing as desired and serve immediately!