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Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Parmesan Dressing

Recipe: $5.96 | Per Serving: $1.49 | Yield: four Servings

This vivid and refreshing arugula salad with Lemon Basil Parmesan Dressing is the right easy inexperienced salad. The arugula is recent and peppery, and the dressing is vivid and stuffed with basil taste!

This recipe was initially revealed in December of 2013 – as one of many first recipes on this weblog! The pictures, textual content, and directions have been up to date, however the components and style are the identical. Enjoy!

Arugula Basil Lemon Parm Salad

Original 2013 image of this Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing and Parmesan Cheese. For posterity!

One of my finest buddies and I met working at a wonderful eating restaurant throughout school, and we bonded over their creamy parmesan bolognese and their superb (however easy) arugula salad. 

This is THE BEST Simple Arugula Salad – I promise!

This salad made me fall in love with arugula, which stays, to at the present time, my favourite vegetable. There are different scrumptious arugula salads that I really like. But after I need one thing easy, vivid, and flavorful (that pairs with all the things) – that is the way in which to go!

After determining learn how to recreate this salad at house, it grow to be an nearly fixed participant at our dinner events, and I’m happy to say my buddy and I nonetheless make it a number of instances a 12 months!

How to Make the Perfect Lemon-Basil Parmesan Salad Dressing

You want:

  • Fresh basil
  • Fresh lemon juice
  • Good high quality olive oil
  • A block of Parmesan cheese – and that’s it.

Blitz the components in a blender then add it to the bottom of a giant bowl. Add the arugula. Toss till properly coated, high with shaved Parmesan (and extra dressing if wanted).

It. Is. Epic.

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This. This is the stuff proper right here. You also can use this on a Caprese salad or as an after-cooking pizza topping (which I extremely suggest!). It’s additionally superb as a dressing for summery pasta salads!

Can I Make This Recipe Dairy Free?

Yes! I’ll say this dressing actually advantages from the nutty-creamy combo you get from Parmesan cheese, however I’ve omitted the Parmesan earlier than and it was nonetheless nice.

To make this dairy-free, I like to recommend including 1 extra Tablespoon of olive oil, and if doable, 1 Tablespoon of hemp seeds. They mix simply and supply a slight creamy/nutty part that works properly right here. We have made that Entire30 / Paleo model a number of instances once we want a break from dairy.

Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing by Frugal Nutrition

Is Arugula the Same as Rocket?

Yes! Typically it’s known as arugula within the U.S. and rocket within the U.Okay. In the 90’s and early 2000’s, there have been nonetheless menus utilizing the time period rocket, roquette, or rucola, however these phrases have been largely changed with arugula. More info on the etymology of arugula vs. rocket might be discovered right here!

Is Arugula a Type of Lettuce?

No, Arugula isn’t within the lettuce household. Arugula is a member of the mustard household and is normally termed a leafy inexperienced by culinary and vitamin professionals. 

Arugula is, nonetheless, a bitter inexperienced, which makes it a therapeutic meals for managing heartburn, indigestion, acid reflux disorder, and even bloating! 

 

Paleo: Nope – however you possibly can undoubtedly omit the Parmesan and it’ll nonetheless be scrumptious.
Vegetarian: Yep!

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Arugula Salad with Lemon Basil Dressing | www.frugalnutrition.com

Basil Lemon Parmesan Dressing Over Arugula


  • Author:
    Caitlin

  • Prep Time:
    10 minutes

  • Total Time:
    10 minutes

  • Yield:
    four 1x

  • Diet:
    Gluten Free

Description

This lemony dressing is the star of this straightforward arugula salad. It’s the right pairing for wealthy and savory dishes, or any time!


Scale
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Ingredients

  • 2 ounces recent basil
  • juice of half a massive lemon, about 2 Tablespoons
  • 1/2 cup shredded recent Parmesan cheese (about 1.5 ounces)
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1/four cup additional virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces arugula (four servings)

Instructions

  1. Add basil, lemon juice, Parmesan cheese, and a pinch of salt and pepper to a meals processor. Pulse till the basil is usually minced.
  2. Pour within the olive oil, mixing simply till the dressing is easy.
  3. Taste and regulate seasoning as desired.
  4. Combine the dressing with recent arugula and divide amongst four serving bowls. Top with extra shaved Parmesan and cracked black pepper, if desired. Eat!

Notes

Blanched Basil: optionally, you may blanch your basil. This retains the dressing trying vivid inexperienced in case you make additional and need to retailer it. Blanched basil can be simpler to mix in a typical blender. Otherwise, not crucial!

Cheese Substitutions: you may as well use Pecorino Romano or Grana Padano. If doable, I do suggest shopping for a block and shaving it your self, or getting it from a cheese counter.

Dairy-Free Version: add 1 extra Tablespoon of olive oil, and 1 Tablespoon of hemp seeds to make this dairy free. You may additionally attempt somewhat dietary yeast, however I haven’t tried that myself.

  • Category: Salad, Dressing, Condiment
  • Method: Food Processor

 

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