I  mentioned last week I’m all about keeping dinners simple, especially during the week, and this salad is as simple as it gets. It literally takes minutes to pull together. I love throwing together a simple green salad to serve alongside grilled meat with veggies or even rice for a balanced and healthy dinner.


Arugula is one of my favorite leafy greens, with its strong peppery flavor, and it’s a nice change from other greens such as spinach and kale. Arugula is loaded with antioxidants and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.


The dressing is perhaps the best part to any salad and this champagne vinaigrette gives this one a nice smooth finish.  It’s light and flavorful with a touch of sweetness that balances out the peppery flavor from the arugula nicely. This salad is simple, yet elegant enough for a dinner party, and best of all it’s healthy, fresh and flavorful.



Arugula Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette
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Serves: 4 servings
  • 5 oz.. container Arugula
  • ¼ cup slivered red onions
  • chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Champagne Vinaigrette:
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • ½ cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, and honey. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Store dressing in a jar with a lid.
  2. Place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Add in the red onions. Using a vegetable peeler, shave sheets of Parmesan cheese onto salad.
  3. Serve salad on to four individual plates. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.