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Lemon Arugula Salad with Parmesan

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This salad is so flexible and forgiving and SO good with any Italian or pasta dish. It’s peppery, citrusy, and a little salty. You’re going to love it! Similar to my arugula and quinoa salad, it’s got great lemon flavor.

Lemon arugula salad with shaved parmesan and lemon slices

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Lemon Arugula Salad with Parmesan

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This recipe for lemon arugula salad with Parmesan is a perfect side to any pasta or Italian dish. Just 5 minutes to make + 4 ingredients. 


  • 5 oz. baby arugula 
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • wedge of Parmesan cheese
  • flaky sea salt 
  • fresh cracked pepper


  1. Place arugula in salad bowl or individual salad bowls. 
  2. Squeeze lemon over arugula. Start with 1/2 lemon and add more to taste. 
  3. Drizzle with olive oil (start with about 2 tablespoons). 
  4. Use a vegetable peeler to peel off Parmesan shavings. 
  5. Season with flaky sea salt and pepper to taste. 


  • This salad is really flexible, so add everything to taste. 

Keywords: recipe for arugula salad, lemon arugula salad, arugula salad with Parmesan

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