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25 Best Arugula Salad Recipes for Fresh Meals

If you love salads, then you’ll love this roundup of arugula salad recipes.

The leafy green is packed with vitamins and nutrients that make it the perfect base for any healthy meal.

Arugula Salad with Fresh Strawberries
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Arugula is a delicious and nutritious green that’s perfect for salads. And these recipes are sure to inspire you to make all sorts of amazing creations.

Did you know that arugula is a negative-calorie food? Legend has it, it takes more calories to digest arugula than the leaf actually has!

Better yet, the unique peppery flavor makes it more exciting to work with than spinach.

Check out my post, “What is arugula?” to learn more. Or scroll down and get ready to fall in love with these arugula salad recipes.

1. Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Lemon, & Olive Oil 

This classic Italian salad is so simple to make, and best of all, it’s so delicious.

All you need is a few handfuls of arugula, some shaved parmesan, a couple of drizzles of extra virgin olive oil, a little squeeze of lemon, and voila!

This salad makes the perfect starter for any main course.

2. Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

The best part about the arugula-parmesan combo is that you can customize it to no end!

This recipe adds honey in addition to the lemon and olive oil dressing to add a touch of sweetness to these leafy greens. 

It also shows you other ways to prepare a tasty arugula salad, including the addition of sun-dried tomatoes, apples, pine nuts, and more!

3. Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese & Sweet Honey Balsamic Dressing

If you’ve never grilled a peach, this is your sign to give it a try. 

It unlocks a sweet juiciness that tastes unlike anything you’ve ever tried before. It creates the perfect smoky-sweet addition to this delectable arugula salad.

4. Baby Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Feta

Okay, strawberries in a salad are a game-changer. 

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I’m willing to argue with anyone that the red berries need to be a staple in any summer salad.

They add such a lovely burst of sweetness. Combined with the feta cheese, they create a sugary, creamy addition to the arugula salad.

5. Hearty Sweet Potato, Arugula & Wild Rice Salad with Ginger Dressing

Sweet potatoes and arugula go so well together in my opinion.

The peppery flavor of the arugula enhances the earthiness of the sweet potato, creating a sugary savoriness that really makes a statement. 

This recipe is less a salad and more a full meal. Consider preparing this dish during a balmy summer night for a fresh dish.

6. Orzo Arugula Salad with Feta and Grapes 

This orzo arugula salad is vibrant and oh-so-delicious.

The juicy grapes add a sweet pop of flavor to every bite. The toasted pine nuts bring some smokiness, and the feta adds some creaminess.

Altogether, this salad is tangy, fresh, and sweet.

7. Watermelon Salad 

Watermelon on a salad? 

Yes, you read that right. If you’ve never tried it, then this is your sign to take this unique recipe for a spin.

It’s such a simple salad to create; all it takes is some arugula, watermelon, feta, olive oil, and lemon juice.

Together, these ingredients come together to create something amazing.

8. Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Feta and Almonds 

This roasted pumpkin salad is bursting with fall flavors. 

If you’re looking for a side dish to whip up for Thanksgiving dinner, this is the recipe for you. 

It combines the best flavors of the autumn season into one delicious bite.

9. Grilled Steak and Peach Salad 

This summer staple is a meal in its own right.

If you’re looking for a fresh, protein-packed dinner to serve during the summer solstice, this is the recipe for you.

The grilled peaches add a stone-fruit sweetness to the salad, and the steak makes a mean meaty base. 

This recipe is basically summer served up on a platter.

10. Mediterranean Mason Jar Salads

Not only are these Mediterranean mason jar salads super cute, but they’re also practical!

Next time you want to bring a healthy salad on the go, try whipping up this jarred salad.

It’s healthy, fresh, and most importantly, easy to transport.

11. Fall Panzanella Salad

Okay now, this is the ultimate fall salad.

You make this savory-sweet salad with crispy French bread, roasted butternut squash, apples, and dried cranberries. 

The fresh arugula balances out this plentiful salad and makes a mean base for the tasty toppings.

12. Melon Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad

How good does this recipe look? 

Where can you go wrong with melon wrapped in prosciutto? If you’re like me and love any sweet-savory flavor combo, this recipe will be a hit.

The fresh sweetness of the melon balances out the saltiness of the prosciutto. The little bites of mozzarella add a fresh creaminess to the dreamy salad.

13. Apple Pecan Arugula Salad 

In 15 minutes, you can have this masterpiece of a salad.

What’s not to love about this recipe? It combines the fresh crunchiness of apple mixed with sweet dried cranberries and raw pecans.

Sounds like a home run in my book!

14. Pan Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette & Crispy Prosciutto

This fresh, flavorful Italian potato salad is both easy to make and easy on the palate.

The crispy potatoes sit pretty on top of a bed of peppery arugula, with an assortment of savory, sweet toppings. 

This is less of a salad and more of a meal if you ask me.

15. Arugula Salad with Berries

If you love a fruity salad, then this recipe is going to rock your world.

Each bite is bursting with juiciness. The medley of fruit blends perfectly with the tanginess of the balsamic vinaigrette.

It creates one tantalizing experience for your palate.

16. Farro Salad with Apples and Arugula

Farro makes the perfect addition to any salad.

In this recipe, farro is a protein-packed base for the crispy green apples and soft goat cheese to nestle on top.

17. Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Roasted beets are one of my favorite additions to a salad. The earthy sweetness brings such a lovely pop of flavor to any bed of leafy greens.

This salad makes the quintessential summer-night meal, perfect for entertaining your guests on the deck. 

18. BLT Panzanella 

It’s time to revolutionize your BLT, and this recipe has just the solution.

Stop squishing bacon, lettuce, and tomato in between two slices of bread.

Instead, why not just chop up all the ingredients and add them to a salad?

Even better, fry the bread so it tastes like tasty, mouth-watering croutons.

19. Mango, Avocado, and Arugula Salad 

This recipe has a spicy twist that transforms it into the ultimate culinary experience.

The mango brings all the sweetness, and the red chili peppers add a fiery bite that makes this salad so irresistible.

20. Arugula Nectarine Salad 

This arugula nectarine salad is completed with a fresh basil dressing that makes this the perfect salad for late summer and fall.

The colors and flavors brighten up your palate and dinner table, adding a lovely touch of freshness to your day.

21. Lemony White Bean Salad with Prosciutto 

I would serve this Mediterranean-inspired dish at my dream summer dinner party.

It contains creamy white beans, saltu prosciutto, peppery arguara, and a citrus lemon dressing. This dish is the ultimate salad experience. 

22. Arugula Salmon Salad with Capers and Shaved Parmesan

I’m a sucker for anything with salmon in it, and this recipe is no exception.

If you have any salmon leftovers, this is the perfect dish to revive the fish into something new. 

It’s completed with capers and shaved parmesan, making it a powerful punch of flavor on your palate.

23. Pasta Salad with Red Pesto 

This healthy pasta salad will evoke images of summer picnics and outdoor barbeques.

You’re definitely going to want to make a big batch of this pasta salad for endless lunches throughout the week.

24. Avocado, Tomato, and Cucumber Arugula Salad

This fresh, hearty salad brings all the flavor in the world that you could possibly want.

It’s the perfect summer dish to make because it’s so fresh and easy.

There’s no need to work up a sweat in your kitchen when you can easily throw together this easy salad. 

25. Grape, Avocado, and Arugula Salad

Grape and avocado might not be the first flavor combo that comes to mind when crafting delicious salads.

But this recipe will make you a lover of the unique duo.

The avocado brings all the creaminess in the world, which is balanced out by the sweet juiciness of the grapes.

When these two ingredients are added to a salad, it makes wonderful magic happen.

25 Best Arugula Salads (+ Recipe Collection)

Try these arugula salad recipes for fresh, healthy meals the family will love. From strawberry and feta to sweet potato and wild rice, arugula salads are so light and delicious.


  • Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Lemon & Olive Oil

  • Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan

  • Grilled Peach Salad with Goat Cheese & Sweet Honey Balsamic Dressing

  • Baby Arugula and Strawberry Salad with Feta

  • Hearty Sweet Potato, Arugula & Wild Rice Salad with Ginger Dressing

  • Orzo Arugula Salad with Feta and Grapes

  • Watermelon Salad

  • Roasted Pumpkin Salad with Feta and Almonds

  • Grilled Steak and Peach Salad

  • Mediterranean Mason Jar Salads

  • Fall Panzanella Salad

  • Melon Mozzarella Prosciutto Salad

  • Apple Pecan Arugula Salad

  • Pan Roasted Potato & Arugula Salad with Pesto Vinaigrette & Crispy Prosciutto

  • Arugula Salad with Berries

  • Farro Salad with Apples and Arugula

  • Roasted Beet Salad with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

  • BLT Panzanella

  • Mango, Avocado and Arugula Salad

  • Arugula Nectarine Salad

  • Lemony White Bean Salad with Prosciutto

  • Arugula Salmon Salad with Capers and Shaved Parmesan

  • Pasta Salad with Red Pesto

  • Avocado, Tomato and Cucumber Arugula Salad

  • Grape, Avocado and Arugula Salad


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Hey there! I'm Kim. I love running, cooking, and curling up with a good book! I share recipes for people who LOVE good food, but want to keep things simple :)

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