A large serving platter containing a fall salad with candied pecans, apple slices and roasted grapes

Arugula Salad with Roasted Grapes

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 4-6 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This simple Arugula Salad is full of nutrients and loaded with flavor! It features fresh arugula, juicy apples, candied pecans, shaved parmesan, roasted grapes and a zesty lemon Dijon vinaigrette. 



For the Roasted Grapes

  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • salt to season

For the Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 teaspoon fresh thyme
  • salt & pepper to taste

For the Arugula Salad

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 granny smith apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup candied pecans
  • 1/4 cup shaved parmigiano reggiano


Roast the Grapes

  1. Heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Spread grapes on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt.
  3. Roast for 20 minutes. Remove and let cool.

Make the Dressing

  1. To a small bowl add lemon juice, olive oil, honey, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper. Whisk until well combined.
  2. Set aside.

Assemble the Salad

  1. To a large bowl add arugula, apple, candied pecans, Parmigiano Reggiano and roasted grapes.
  2. Drizzle with dressing and gently toss or serve the dressing on the side.


This salad is best served fresh, but leftovers can be refrigerated in an airtight container and enjoyed within 1-2 days. If you served the dressing on the side, store it in a separate airtight container.


  • Serving Size: 1 cup
  • Calories: 196
  • Sugar: 9 g
  • Sodium: 179 mg
  • Fat: 14 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Protein: 3 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

Keywords: fall salad, apples in salad, lemon salad dressing, arugula salad