Easy Summer Arugula Salad

Easy Summer Arugula Salad

Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Author Liz Bissell

Ingredients

Salad mixture

  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • 1 zucchini, sliced and quartered
  • 1 cucumber, sliced and quartered
  • 1-2 handfuls fresh arugula
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • 1 handful fresh parsley, finely chopped
  • 1 handful fresh basil, finely chopped
  • 1 avocado, cubed
  • 1 oz goat cheese

Salad Dressing

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • Sea salt and ground pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Add the green onions, zucchini, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, and arugula in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad and toss to combine.

  3. Add the basil, parsley, avocado, and goat cheese. Toss one last time. Serve with your favorite protein if desired.

Recipe Notes

This salad makes a great side dish for four people or add your favorite protein for an entrée salad for two. 

If this salad will be consumed over a couple days, I would avoid adding the avocado to the whole bowl and instead, slice up and add to salad on a daily basis to keep the avocado as fresh as possible.