Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

This super simple salad is sure to become a Springtime favorite

Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

Fresh, Savory and Tangy!

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This was our go to salad for years!  It is the perfect side salad because it takes mere minutes to assemble and goes with everything. It’s fresh, savory, lemony and little nutty…  so much flavor for so few ingredients.

It’s simply peppery arugula mixed with toasted walnuts for crunch and tossed in a 3 ingredient Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette.

We haven’t made it in a while and decided to bring it back into the rotation recently… and are so glad with did! So delicious! And now it’s on our Easter menu.

I have no idea where we first got the recipe from years but we think it might be Cooks Illustrated.

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Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

A super simple salad that goes with everything! It's fresh, savory, tangy and so delicious.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salads
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Author: Healthy Gluten-free Family


Walnut Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1/8 ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoon walnut oil


  • 1 5 oz container fresh baby arugula
  • 3-4 tablespoons walnuts halves or chopped, option to toast them


Walnut Vinaigrette

  • Add all ingredients in a small bowl or liquid measuring cup and whisk until well combined.
  • Note: if making the dressing ahead of time, store in a sealed container and be sure to mix again before serving, as it will separate.


  • If toasting walnuts, place walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking the pan frequently for about 4-5 minutes until fragrant.
  • Place arugula and walnuts in a large salad bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss until greens are evenly. Serve immediately and enjoy!
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One thought on “Arugula Salad with Lemon Walnut Vinaigrette

  1. 4 stars
    Love this simple salad and I love walnuts! But absolutely no on the Canola oil. This is such an inflammatory oil definitely swap it out for Olive oil and never ever ever touch canola oil. I would have given it 5 stars without the canola oil.

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