Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad

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This Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad is the perfect side dish for just about any meal. It’s light, healthy, easy to make and full of fresh flavors!

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Quick and Easy Side Salad Recipe

I hope everyone had an awesome Easter Weekend! That you had lots of ham, lots of chocolate, and lots of sweet times with family.

Our weekend turned out to be pretty eventful. Mikes old college roommate came into town Friday morning and we ended up going to the Shell Houston Open all day. (the Shell Houston is a golf tournament for those of you who don’t know) We had a blast but came back exhausted!  Saturday, my brother came over and we revamped the landscaping in our backyard.

By “we” I mean my brother and I because my husband is still the one-armed man after surgery. When I say “revamping the backyard”, I mean complete overhaul of all dead things planted! Let’s just say I don’t have the greenest of thumbs and my brother works as a landscaper full time so his “expertise” is very much appreciated!  

Now, I have a beautiful backyard and some fresh herbs and pepper plants coming my way soon. 🙂 (Thank God for built in sprinkler systems!) Then, of course, Sunday came and we spent time with my husbands side of the family. All the little cousins got to play together for a little bit and then it was time for Mike and I to head out and prepare the casa for my parents who were coming into town. (today!) So… long and eventful weekend indeed. What did you do? Was yours as eventful as ours?

Now, as Easter has come and gone and Spring shows her pretty little face I thought a light and refreshing salad would do just the trick for today’s recipe. (plus, it might clear out all the “not so good stuff” you might have inhaled over the weekend… but I know you didn’t do that.. right?!?) I hope you enjoy this delicious and light Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad as much as we did. It is so stinking easy it might just be your go to salad. 🙂

How to Make this Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad

To get started, rinse 8 oz. of spinach & arugula mix (you can get it at any grocery store, or make your own mix… whatever suits your fancy.) Put the rinsed spinach and arugula in a medium sized bowl, squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the greens.

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Add 1 T. of olive oil over the greens.

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Add salt & pepper. Toss to coat.

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Top with 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese and serve it up! 🙂

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Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Bowl
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free

Description

This Simple Spinach & Arugula Salad is the perfect side dish for just about any meal. It’s light, healthy, easy to make and full of fresh flavors!

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Ingredients

  • 8oz. spinach & arugula salad mix
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 1 T. of olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper
  • 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese

Instructions

  1. Rinse 8 oz. of spinach & arugula salad mix.
  2. Place rinsed spinach and arugula in a medium sized bowl.
  3. Squeeze juice of 1 lemon over the greens.
  4. Add 1 T. of olive oil over the greens.
  5. Add salt & pepper. Toss to coat.
  6. Top with 1/4 cup of shredded parmesan cheese and serve it up! 🙂

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10 Responses
  1. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

    Healthy and Tasty! Perfect Combo! Thanks for sharing on Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!!!

  2. tanya

    Arugula is my favorite green! I love the bite that it gives any salad! You know, oftentimes, simple is best, and this is no exception!

    1. Krista

      I know.. I didn’t start using it till recently. But the spiciness from the arugula is awesome. 🙂 Thanks for stopping by Tanya!

  3. Cindy Eikenberg

    Krista, always looking for new, simple salad recipes and love spinach! Thanks for sharing this and pinning! Enjoy your week!

    1. Krista

      Me too… let me know when you find your next one.. I would love to try it! 🙂 Thanks for pinning and stopping by chica 🙂

  4. lisa@cookingwithcurls

    Wow…that is simple!!! We could all use some simple in our lives couldn’t we? I am jealous that you get to play in your backyard already 😉 Have a great week, Lisa

    1. Krista

      Yes, simple lives PLEEASE!!! I just need to get out of my own way to make that “simple life” happen. 🙂 Backyard play was fun.. minus the fire ants and grass snakes.. yuck! Thanks for stopping by Lisa! 🙂

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