This delicious salad is full of a variety of flavors. The arugula is a buttery, bitter green and the oranges are sweet, sour and tangy. Spiking dinner salads with fruit is a great trick when it comes to getting children enthused about eating their greens. Works pretty well on green-phobic adults as well. My boys devoured this salad right alongside my husband and myself the other night at dinner.
This Orange Arugula Salad paired with Mustard Lime Chicken makes a delightful gluten-free (grain-free) spring dinner.
Speaking of which, we’ve had a gorgeous dose of warm weather this week and it sure is showing in my garden. The parsley and cilantro are growing like weeds around the yard (fabulous for juicing and spring’s first green smoothies). The rosemary is coming back too. Not quite as vigorously; I haven’t had great luck with bountiful bushes of rosemary here in Colorado. I suspect rosemary is happier in warmer climes.
Orange Arugula Salad
- 4 cups arugula
- 2 oranges, peeled and cut into segments
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- celtic sea salt to taste
- Place arugula and oranges in a large salad bowl
- Drizzle with olive oil and vinegar, then sprinkle with salt
- Toss and serve
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Lovely, the combination of orange and arugula sounds great. I’m afraid though that the boyfriend will stay away from it even with orange :D
I tried the arugula, orange salad! It was very good! Looking for healthy foods that will fight off cholesterol ! This is a great one!
What a terrific site. Just came across by accident, but as a gluten-free follower am always on the hunt for new and creative recipes that fit the criteria. Thanks so much for this blog.
This salad was so easy to make and super yummy. My husband called it one of the best salads ever. Thanks for the recipe.
Hello Elena, I was looking on the web for a salad recipe and found your blog. I was pleasantly surprised. I’ll definitely continue to follow your blog, etc.
Thank you for the awesome yet simple recipe.
Great ingredients and gorgeous salad. I love the idea of pairing arugula with oranges. Brilliant!
Thanks everyone for your great comments! I wanted to highlight this one from coconutgal as I found it inspirational:
I pulled out your cabbage orange salad with a side of chicken at a Mexican restaurant with my girlfriends the other day. They were all chowing on sour cream stuffed burritos and when they saw my meal they all "ooed" and "ahhed" and asked for bites! I love how shocked people are that– 1. gluten free is so much less complicated than they think, and 2. It's yummy!
I think it's great when regular old glutenoids want to eat our healthy food!
Love the flavors in this salad. I’m headed out to the garden to grab some arugula and eat this now. Thank you!
Helena Kosorek says
Can you have a way of explaining how to organize a cupboard with this way of cooking? What I see of your cupboard behind you in your photo is intriguing! I feel that if I knew how to equip my kitchen and my pantry I could handle this desired food life style with ease. Please Help. I’m sure this may be the path to success for all of us. We can start over fresh. And organize to succeed -from our counters to the individual shelves (or at least areas.) I am so interested in this aspect of turning my life over that if you needed help with this I would be willing to come and detail it out in writing for you. You could use it on the website or in a booklet. If, indeed, you provide the info or can get help to provide it to us, either way, I know I would greatly appreciate it. I know I need that kind of guidance. Helena, upstate N.Y.