Arugula Parmesan Salad

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Arugula Parmesan Salad has a little spice from peppery baby arugula, a touch of sweetness from the honey, and saltiness from shaved Parmesan cheese with added freshness from tomatoes, cucumbers, and celery coated in a simple lemon dressing. It makes for a quick appetizer or doubles it up for an entrée. You can also add some protein to the dishes, such as juicy cilantro lime shrimp, grilled turkey, or a quick steak made in the air fryer. 

What does arugula go well with?

Arugula has a peppery spice and goes well in many places, such as salads, sandwiches, or wraps, on top of pizza and pasta, or sautéed for a side dish. 

Do you cut arugula for salad?

Baby arugula may need to have the stems trimmed off as they can sometimes be a little too long; however, cutting baby arugula isn't necessary. Regular arugula would need to be cut or torn into bite-sized pieces to be eaten. 

How long does arugula last in the refrigerator?

Unfortunately, arugula, especially baby arugula, does not last very long, with a shelf life of 5–7 days if kept cold and stored in a ventilated container covered with a damp paper towel to help extend the shelf life. 

How do you know when arugula has gone bad?

Arugula will change in color from bright green to yellow or brown and becomes wilted or slimy similar to spinach or other leafy greens. 
Author: Jennifer Dodd
Average: 5 (1 vote)
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
4 persons


Lemon Dressing


Add all the salad ingredients into a mixing bowl, reserving the shaved Parmesan cheese for garnishing. 
Overview of a mixing bowl filled with arugula salad ingredients
Lemon Dressing
Whisk the lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper together in a bowl. 
Lemon dressing ingredients being mixed in a glass bowl
Pour the dressing into the bowl with the salad ingredients tossing to combine. Add the salad onto plates, garnishing with the shaved Parmesan cheese before serving. 
Arugula salad being tossed with dressing in a mixing bowl

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