RECIPE: Basic Arugula Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Quick and easy side salad that goes with just about any meal. The bitter of the arugula balances out with the sweetness of the balsamic glaze. And the super secret key to taking this salad to the next level? Freshly ground salt and pepper. Bonus points to use a flavored, high quality olive oil (my favorite is a meyer lemon olive oil).

This flavor profile of this salad really mixes nicely with just about any cuisine or meal, but Italian and mediterranean foods are really ideal. I like serving this along side pasta dishes, sandwiches and wraps.

Basic Arugula Salad

Basic Arugula Salad with Balsamic Reduction

Course Salad
Cuisine French
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 4


  • 4 Cups Arugula
  • 1/2 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Balsamic Glaze
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • Dash Fresh Ground Salt and Pepper


  • Rinse and drain arugula salad and place in large bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and mix well. Serve alongside your favorite dish.


Recipe by Amanda Hibshman, RDN

Arugula and Balsamic Salad


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Amanda The Dietitian

Culinary Dietitian and Certified Intuitive Eating Counselor. Private Practice in San Diego, specializing in sports nutrition, diabetes, GI disorders, eating disorders and nutrition for the performing arts. HAES

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