This salad has been one of my favorites to make this winter. It’s fresh, filling, and has so much great flavor. Add some cheese, nuts, and a bacon vinaigrette and you’re set for lunch!
I’ve loved arugula for a long time adding it to pastas, but it’s great as a salad base as well. It has a peppery flavor to it that gives it added spice and texture. It’s fairly small in size so no need to chop it smaller to make it bite-sized.
And it has a beautiful green color that just screams FRESH!
Recipe Arugula Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette
yields 2 servings
- 3 cups arugula
- 1/2 cup cooked and crumbled bacon
- 1/4 cup cheese – feta, blue, or gorgonzola
- 1/4 cup nuts – pecans, walnuts, almonds, or pine nuts
- 2 T. olive oil
- 1 T. balsamic vinegar
Mix your cooked bacon with the oil and balsamic vinegar and stir.
Pour your bacon dressing over your arugula and add your cheese and nuts.
It’s ready to eat. Lunch is served!
You could eat this salad as your main dish, maybe add some chicken, or it would pair so well with one of these dinner dishes: