Arugula Salad with lemon dressing


This is literally the EASIEST, quickest yummiest salad and can be tossed with some grilled chicken, steak or fish. It also goes delicious with a glass of white wine and can be eaten as an appetizer for your family or a party.

I have always loved arugula lettuce – its’s texture, taste, smell. On its own or mixed in with other greens, arugula makes a great salad. It can stand up to a stronger vinaigrette but is often paired with a sweeter balsamic, which balances well. Its leaves are soft, chewy and utterly delicious all around.

Serves 2-4


  • 2 bunches arugula, washed, dried, and torn
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1/2 can gaeta olives
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • A chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano


  • In a serving bowl, drizzle the arugula with the oil, squeeze in the lemon juice, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  • Add tomato, red onion & gaeta olives
  • Toss until well mixed and taste for seasoning.
  • Use a vegetable peeler to shave thin pieces of Parmigiano over the top.

Buon appetito loves! Comment below and let me know what you think!



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