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Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing

The peppery flavor of arugula paired with the tangy citrus dressing makes the perfect salad. With a little protein added, quinoa or chicken, this would be the perfect meal...lunch or dinner. 
Prep Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Arugula Salad with Lemon Parmesan Dressing
Servings: 4
Author: Debbie



  • cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • 5 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-½ Tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest


  • 4 generous cups baby arugula
  • 2 firm Roma tomatoes, diced, alternatively, 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Parmesan cheese (optional) for passing


  • Blend the dressing ingredients in the bowl of a food processor, immersion blender or regular blender. 
  • Season dressing with salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use, or set aside, if you prefer it at room temperature..
  • In a large bowl, combine the baby arugula and halved cherry tomatoes.
  • Toss with desired amount of dressing to coat. It's best to start with a small amount to not heavily dress the salad. Offer more to pass around for those who like more.
  • Pass additional parmesan (optional).


Gr8 Tip:

Make it a main course by adding a little protein. Cooked, diced chicken, or a cupful of cooked quinoa.

Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:

Dressing keeps in refrigerator, covered for up to 3 days.
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