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Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Arugula Salad Recipe

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Arugula Salad with Watermelon Raddish



I love coming up with different salad recipes. Especially beautiful ones! There’s something incredibly chic about a simple salad using fresh ingredients. Here’s a salad that looks just as amazing as it tastes! This gorgeous salad is actually very, very simple to make. If you can’t find watermelon radishes you can substitute regular radishes instead.



Just look at those gorgeous colors!



I used one of my favorite dressings from one of my favorite books, Raw Food Real World. I adapted their avocado based recipe and made it oil free.

For the dressing you’ll need:

  • 1 small avocado
  • 1 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup lemon or lime juice (or a combination of both would also be lovely!)
  • 1 handful cilantro
  • 1 green onion, use the white portion and 1 inch of the green
  • 1 small shallot
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt to taste
  • tiny squirt of liquid stevia (I always order my mine through, you can use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order)
  • fresh ground cracked pepper

Put all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth.

Avocado, Cilantro, Lime Dressing - insanely good, I could eat this with a straw!!

To construct the salad, simply use your favorite salad greens or a mixture of greens (I used the arugula I got last week from Boggy Creek Farm) and top with macadamia nuts, avocado dressing, and watermelon radishes sliced thinly with a mandolin.

The only prep work comes from making the dressing which is ridiculously easy! Don’t let easy recipes fool you, sometimes the most simple dishes are the most delicious! Plus, your friends will think you are extra fancy 😉

I finished mine off with some of the rediculously good vanilla macaroons I made earlier this week – a perfect combo!!



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9 Responses to “Arugula Salad Recipe”

  1. Dan October 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm #

    Is it as crunchy and peppery as regular radish? This weekend is my turn to cook so I’m gonna try your salad dressing. I like sour and salty with just a touch of sweet and I like avocado cilantro combination.

  2. Hannah October 17, 2011 at 10:22 am #

    If there is extra dressing, how long will it stay fresh in the fridge for later use?

    • Linda October 17, 2011 at 11:56 am #

      Hi Hannah,
      It will last about 1 week in the fridge. If you don’t use all of it right away you can always freeze and use later 🙂

  3. Caitlin October 18, 2011 at 10:17 pm #

    I made this salad dressing tonight and oh my it is just deeevine 🙂
    Thank you soo Linda 🙂

  4. hannah April 23, 2013 at 1:50 pm #

    Hi! Late to the party I know, but I’ve been looking at this recipe in the book and wondered about making it oil free, did you not find it too thick? 1/2 cup makes it look like a pretty important ingredient!

  5. Brittani May 17, 2015 at 1:35 am #

    I thought it was waaayyyy too citrus-y I had to water it down quite a bit and add honey


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