Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette*

  • Author: Cooking For Bimbos


  • 5 cups arugula
  • 1/4 cup dried cherries
  • 4 black mission figs, quartered
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds
  • 3 oz Feta
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive OIl
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. This salad is so easy, yet it looks and tastes so gourmet! The arugula is peppery, the vinaigrette is sour, the feta is salty, and the dried cherries and figs are sweet. Sounds like a pretty perfect combination to me! The first thing you want to do is build up your salad. In a cute salad bowl put in your arugula, toasted almonds, feta, dried cherries, and figs. This vinaigrette has more acidity in it than the usual salad but you really want that strong lemon flavor. If not it gets lost with all the other delicious flavors you have in your salad. In a bowl put your lemon juice with salt and pepper. While whisking, slowly pour the olive oil in until it’s all mixed together. When you’re ready to serve the salad dress it with as much or as little of the vinaigrette as you’d like, toss, and serve! Who said a salad has to be boring??