Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad

By: Cassy Joy

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This Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad is probably the side salad that I make the most! You just need 5 ingredients and about 2 minutes to whip this refreshing, nutritious green side dish up for the family to enjoy.

lemon sea salt arugula salad

Once upon a time, I thought, “goodness, I haven't posted anything to my Instagram Stories today!” So, while I was whipping up a quick dinner, I quickly showed the UBER simple (but UBER delicious, of course) side dish that was accompanying our grilled steaks and baked potatoes. It was a side dish that I made (and still make) ALL THE TIME. It was none other than my very most favorite salad: the Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad. I shared (in Stories) how this simple salad came together, settled in for dinner with my hubby, and thought nothing else of it. THEN, the notes started rolling in. Several of you MADE the salad (I'm always amazed when you make my recipes) and LOVED it! After the story series disappeared, as they do after 24 hours, I received dozens of notes asking for a repeat/repost. Even though it took me a few months, I'm finally making good on my promises to you!

This salad is so simple, I feel a little silly sharing it …but it's also so good, so I know you're in good hands if you want to give it a go! Now that the weather is a cooler, arugula is back in season, so this salad can be quickly made any night of the week. All you need to do is grab a handful of fresh arugula, drizzle with a little olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon, a pinch of sea salt (crucial), and a crack of black pepper (also crucial). Give it a quick toss and BOOM – a fresh, delicious side salad that will go nicely next to just about every meal! I especially like it next to Italian food (mmmm …pasta) because the bright flavors balance out anything heavy.

lemon sea salt arugula salad

I hope you enjoy!


Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad

lemon sea salt arugula salad
  • Author: Cassy
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings



  1. Place the arugula in a large bowl.
  2. Sprinkle with the remaining ingredients, toss, and serve!

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  1. Daena says:

    I threw this together with dinner last night (literally only took 2 minutes) and was surprised at how tasty it was!! It seemed so simple so I wasn’t expecting too much, but I really enjoyed it. The citrus flavor with the spiciness of the arugala was fantastic. A quick and yummy way to get some greens in. Thank you, Cassy!

  2. Regan says:

    I’ve been having this salad almost daily for weeks now. I just throw it together in the morning and take it to work as a side salad with my lunch. I also add a pinch or two of shredded parmigiano reggiano to the mix because the saltiness and nuttiness go so well with arugula. I just wanted to drop in and say thank you for sharing!

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  3. Colleen says:

    This is such an awesome salad. Perfect proportions! I like to mix the “dressing” ahead of time in an empty salad bowl and lay the arugula on top, and then give it a good toss just before serving. I also like to add a couple of shaves of parm on top sometimes … yummy!

  4. Christianne says:

    I’ve always hated arugula until this recipe and after I tried it, I couldn’t stop making it!! I especially love it with Parmesan on top and with salmon or lasagna! Thanks for another incredible recipe!! ❤️