Arugula Salad with Lemon Dressing

Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

This salad sounds simple, but the flavors meld together perfectly, making it a go-to recipe.


  • Zest and juice of 1 lemon

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil

  • ½ teaspoon coarse salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 1 pound (2 to 3 bunches) arugula

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese


  1. In a small jar or bowl, combine lemon zest and juice with olive oil, coarse salt, and ground pepper; shake or whisk to combine.

  2. Wash arugula and remove stems; place leaves in a large bowl. With a vegetable peeler, shave Parmesan cheese over arugula; toss with dressing. Garnish with more grated zest, if desired.

Cook's Notes

To mince the zest, use a vegetable peeler to remove lemon zest in long strips (avoid bitter white pith). Use a sharp knife to cut zest into thinner strips, then finely cut crosswise.

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