Arugula Salad Recipes

Argula-Endive Salad with Honeyed Pine Nuts
Photo: © Quentin Bacon

Whether served with mixed citrus or potatoes and green beans, an arugula salad is just as healthy as it is delicious. Here are some of our favorite salad recipes featuring arugula.

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Healthy Chicken and Arugula Salad

Healthy Chicken and Arugula Salad

Healthy has never tasted this good. Here, peppery arugula is studded with roasted pecans and juicy chunks of poached chicken and drizzled in a tart lemon vinaigrette.

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Arugula and Mint Salad

Arugula and Mint Salad
© William Meppem

There is nothing more refreshing (and healthy!) than this arugula and mint salad.

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Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad with Smoked Salmon

Arugula and Pea Shoot Salad with Smoked Salmon
© PAUL COSTELLO

It's awfully hard to slice vegetables thinly and consistently using a knife. That's why chefs use a mandoline for perfect slices of celery root or other hard vegetables, as in this recipe. You don't need an expensive stainless-steel model, the plastic ones work very well.

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Shrimp Salad with Hominy, Arugula and Lime

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© Sarah Bolla

With similar ingredients you'd find wrapped up in taco, this brightly colored shrimp salad is light but very much satisfying. Enjoy with chips and beer on a hot day.

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Charred-Vegetable Salad with Halloumi

Charred Vegetable Salad with Halloumi
© John Kernick

Charlotte Druckman, author of Stir, Sizzle, Bake: Recipes for Your Cast-Iron Skillet, loves charring a variety of seasonal ingredients in this great autumn salad. The most delicious part is the warm, crispy halloumi cheese, which adds the perfect salty tang to the dish.

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Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad

Mixed Citrus and Arugula Salad
© Dana Gallagher

This salad calls for a trio of citrus, including navel oranges, which are meaty and slightly acidic. Feel free to try other varieties such as Cara Caras, which have a lovely pink flesh and delicate flavor. No matter what kind you choose, you'll get a big dose of vitamin C.

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Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad

Arugula, Fennel and Orange Salad
© MAURA MCEVOY

Arugula, fennel and orange blend perfectly in this refreshing salad dish.

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Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Walnuts

Watermelon and Arugula Salad with Walnuts

"In my hometown of Orosei, bitter greens like arugula and dandelion grow alongside watermelons, so this salad is a natural combination for me," says chef Efisio Farris. The recipe is a fabulous blend of juicy (watermelon) and crunchy (red onions and walnuts). For anyone who thinks raspberry vinegar went out with the '90s, this fruity vinaigrette will be a revelation.

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Pan-Fried Scamorza with Arugula Salad and Two Pestos

Pan-Fried Scamorza with Arugula Salad and Two Pestos
© Kana Okada

Rosita Missoni loves pan-frying scamorza, a firm Italian cow's-milk cheese, to give it an irresistible crust. Provolone would also work.

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Arugula Salad With Potatoes and Green Beans

Arugula Salad With Potatoes and Green Beans
© RICK LEW

Use fingerling, Yellow Finn or Yukon Gold potatoes in this salad and toss them gently with the vinaigrette so they keep their shape.

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Warm Potato Salad with Arugula

Warm Potato Salad with Arugula
© John Kernick

Paul Virant puts a spin on the classic summer side dish by tossing warm potatoes with a mustardy vinaigrette and handfuls of arugula. "I grow a lot of arugula in my garden," he says. "It's so easy to grow, it's a joke. A farmer once said to me that if everyone who had enough space planted a garden, we could produce enough food to feed the entire country. I don't know how that would work, but it's fun to think about."

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Arugula-Endive Salad with Honeyed Pine Nuts

Argula-Endive Salad with Honeyed Pine Nuts
© Quentin Bacon
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