Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

I’m super weird about salads. I love salad but I hate dressing. I don’t know why, I just do. The other day I was at lunch with some of my friends and one of them had a really delicious looking salad. So I snuck a bite and guess what? The dressing on it was actually really good. I basically spent that whole afternoon in my kitchen trying to recreate the tangy but sweet lemon vinaigrette. I didn’t get it exactly right, but I loved what I created and then topped off a delicious salad with this dressing so I thought I’d share it with you guys!


  • For Salad:
    • Arugula
    • Strawberries
    • Pecans
    • Blue Cheese
  • For Dressing:
    • ¼  Cup Lemon Juice
    • ¼ Cup Olive Oil
    • A pinch of Dijon mustard to thicken
    • 2 Tsp Minced Oregano
    • 1 Minced Garlic Clove  
    • ½ Tsp Sugar
    • ¼ Tsp Black Pepper (to taste)
    • ¼ Tsp Salt (to taste)
    • If you used bitter lemons, add in a little bit of honey to taste


  • Cut, wash, and dry the arugula and place in a bowl.
  • Chop the strawberries and add to the bowl.
  • Chop the pecans and add to the bowl.
  • Stir all the dressing ingredients together in a small mixing bowl.
  • Allow the dressing to sit for at least 15-30 minutes, and mix again right before you serve.
  • Drizzle the dressing over the salad and sprinkle blue cheese on top.
  • Enjoy!

Ok so, that’s it! A super simple recipe to make a delicious salad and dressing. This is honestly one of the only dressing I’ll actually eat and I love it! Share pics of your salad with us for a chance to get featured on social media! And comment when you thought about this recipe down below!



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