Arugula Salad with Apple Vinaigrette Recipe

Arugula Salad with Apple Vinaigrette Recipe
Staff Writer

This salad is perfect for any meal. Peppery arugula and sweet apple vinaigrette create a great balance of flavors to start your dinner.

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar           
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons applesauce
  • ¾ cup canola oil
  • Salt, to taste

For the salad:

  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced

Directions

For the vinaigrette:

In a small bowl, combine the vinegars, mustard, and applesauce. Whisk until well combined. Continue to whisk and in a slow and steady stream add the canola oil until the mixture is thick and creamy. Season lightly with salt and set aside.

For the salad:

In a medium-sized salad bowl, combine the arugula and apple. Drizzle on the vinaigrette and toss lightly before serving.

Arugula Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Arugula Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.