Arugula Salad With Pinenuts And Pears

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Arugula Salad With Pinenuts And Pears

We all need more simple, tasty salads in our lives, and this arugula salad with pears fits that description to a “T”!

Arugula is one of our absolute favorite greens and the freshest of the spring season! Rich in vitamins like A, K, and folate, plus chlorophyll, fiber and even water, these leafy greens will help reduce inflammation while also hydrating and detoxifying your body.

The dressing that ties this whole beauty together is a light and tangy vinaigrette, blended with olive oil, lemon, white wine vinegar and a bit of of dijon.

This Arugula Salad comes together quickly, and it works for any meal situation: It’s one of those salads you you wlll want to put out when friends come over for dinner. Or, if you are like us - it's the perfect light and vibrant lunch to eat while sitting at our desks!



  • 1 Box or bunch of arugula

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • 2-3 tbsp. Olive oil

  • Splash of vinegar (champagne, apple cider, white, whatever you like)

  • Salt and pepper, to taste

  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard

  • 1 ripe pear, sliced

  • a few tablespoons of pine nuts

  • shaved parmesan (optional)


1. Whisk together the olive oil, juice from the lemon, vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper in a bowl. Dip an arugula leaf in and taste so you can adjust the flavors to your liking. Once it's ready, pour the box of arugula into a serving bowl and toss well with the dressing. Note: Arugula is very hardy and benefits from a little extra time in the dressing - you can plate the salad after this step.

2. Pour the pine nuts in a pan and toast, stirring or shaking the pan pretty frequently so they don't burn. Once they have a little color, remove from the heat.

3. Slice the pear into bite-sized pieces or matchsticks. Top the greens with pear slices. pine nuts and shaved Parmesan if using.