This Arugula Salad Will Be Your New Favorite Side Dish

Arugula salad
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If you’re searching for a new side dish to accompany your main course, then you’re in luck—an arugula salad with whole lemon vinegarette is sure to tickle your tastebuds. Here is your guide to preparing this arugula salad that will complete any feast.


  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 small lemon
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 cup almonds
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 5 ounces arugula
  • Salt
  • Ground pepper


  1. Preheat your oven to 350°F. Spread the almonds onto a baking tray and cook until lightly golden. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
  2. Cut the lemon into quarters and deseed. Place in a food processor and pulse until fully chopped.
  3. Add half of the almonds, honey, and garlic together with a pinch of salt and pepper to the mix. Pulse until blended.
  4. Pour the lemon and almond mixture into a container and add olive oil. Seal and shake the container to mix.
  5. In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula with the vinaigrette. Garnish with the remaining almonds and add salt and pepper to taste before serving.