Easy Arugula salad with Apple cider vinegar dressing

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Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Total Time: 15 mins
Servings 4

A basic recipe for Arugula Salad with Apples, Walnuts, and apple cider vinegar dressing

    Salad and toppings
  • 5 ounces Baby Arugula
  • 1 cup Toasted walnuts
  • 2 Apples - green or red ( sweet)
  • 1 cup Shaved parmesan cheese
  • Apple cider vinegar dressing
  • 1/2 cup Apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper - crushed
  • 2 tablespoons Honey / Maple syrup
  1. Dressing
    • Take a mixing bowl and blend all the ingredients as mentioned in the "apple cider vinegar dressing" section, using a whisk.
    • The dressing can be refrigerated for about a week
  2. Prepare the toppings
    • Toast the walnuts in a pan on medium heat. Keep stirring. It May take about 7-8 minutes ( Dry Roast them until the walnuts start to change color). 
    • Chop the apple into thin slices of 1 mm thickness and 1-2 inch length
    • Make sure to get a uniform size and shape of the apple slices


  3. Prepare the salad
    • Clean and dry the arugula leaves
    • Take a salad mixing bowl and add the arugula leaves.
    • Pour the dressing
    • Gently mix the salad so that the dressing coats all the arugula leaves
  4. Serving the salad
    • When you are ready to serve, divide the arugula salad into desired portions in the serving plates/bowls
    • Top it with apple slices and walnuts
    • Other optional toppings: Cranberries, raisins, roasted almonds, chopped dried apricots
    • Add shaved parmesan on top

The salad needs to be served fresh once the dressing has been added to arugula leaves, else the salad will turn soggy.

Keywords: Arugula, Salad, apple, cider, vinegar, walnuts, sweet, sour, dinner, lunch, healthy,
Vinay Mummigatti

I love traveling, cooking, and reading. This blog is a reflection of my passion for cooking. Food is a representation of culture and I have tried to assimilate foods from different cultures across the world. I am an Indian by birth who moved to the USA 20 years back. I hope my recipes and articles bring new experiences and joy to the readers. Please share your comments and feedback.