Strawberry & Arugula Salad

The local strawberries are just coming into season here, and so I’ve got a fridge full of them!  I’m saving a punnet for a strawberry/rhubarb tart, but I thought I’d try throw some into a salad too.

Along with some leftover pickled onions (from a chorizo taco salad I made last week) and a walnut vinaigrette, this was a great quick salad that balanced out our lunch of grilled farmers’ sausages.  I was going to throw in a donut peach, but I’m saving it for my afternoon snack for after today’s students.  I think nectarines or plums would be good here too!

Fruit + Salad.  Who knew?  So good.

Strawberry & Arugula Salad

A gorgeously fresh salad, which is a great contrast to a rich main course.  Local strawberries make everything better, especially this salad.  Serves 2 as a side dish. 

  • 2 big handfuls of baby arugula
  • 12 strawberries, halved and hulled
  • 1/4 cup pickled onions
  • 2 Tablespoons walnut oil
  • juice of a lemon
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, hulled
  • salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, whisk together the dressing: walnut oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, and salt and pepper.  Add the arugula and toss to coat the leaves with dressing.  Top with pickled onions, sunflower seeds, and an extra crack of freshly ground pepper, and enjoy!

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Categories: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Salad, Vegan, Vegetarian


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5 Comments on “Strawberry & Arugula Salad”

  1. aspoonfulofnature
    June 23, 2015 at 1:49 pm #

    salads with strawberries are the best!!

    • June 23, 2015 at 2:05 pm #

      Agreed! I definitely have a new strawberry obsession!

  2. June 23, 2015 at 2:06 pm #

    looks amazing! ❤ please visit my blog ❤

  3. November 14, 2015 at 8:30 am #

    We just did an experiment on our blog to find the top ten gluten free recipes and this one made the list. We loved that it was simple to make and that the ingredients were affordable for small budgets. We also really love strawberries, truly an amazing recipe.


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