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Best Arugula Salad Recipe by Marisa Sergi

Healthy does not mean boring and flavorless! Many of you have shared with me that a goal of yours in 2020 is to live a healthier lifestyle, which I am here to fully support! I absolutely love a well made salad – I am not talking about nutrition-less ice burg lettuce – I am referring to arugula – my go to lettuce base that will elevate your cravings for something more calorie friendly!

I nearly make this salad three-four times a week either for lunch or dinner. I like to make my salads colorful, full of flavor (obviously) and textures that make it enjoyable to eat as well. Here are the ingredients you’ll need:

  • 1 Green / Yellow or Red Bell Pepper
  • 1 head of cauliflower
  • 1 package of Arugula
  • 6-8 Cherry Tomatoes (I prefer the Tomz brand)
  • 1/3 cup of Parmesan Cheese (Shreaded)
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Red Wine Vinegar

Take the Arugula and place as much as you’d like to eat in a salad mixing bowl. Slice the cherry tomatoes, a 1/2 cup of the bell pepper (cubed) and finely chopped cauliflower and add to the bowl. Add your 1/3 cup of parmesan cheese (my favorite part!)

You are now ready to add the dressing.

THIS IS A KEY PART OF MAKING THE SALAD TASTE AMAZING SO PLEASE READ CAREFULLY!

I like to use this ratio when dressing my salads in oil in vinegar: 3: 1.5 …..what this means is….. For every three parts of oil, you put 1.5 parts of vinegar. For example, if you drizzle 3 tablespoons of oil, put one and a half tablesoons of vinegar. This makes the salad fresh tasting and not too “vinegary” or strong. I also add plenty of salt and pepper to taste!

Once you toss all of the ingredients together, your outcome will look similar.

If you try this recipe, please tag me or tweet me photos and your opinion on how it turned out at @RedHeadWine (Facebook, twitter and Instagram) I hope you love it as much as I do!

Cheers!

Marisa xo