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Finished apple arugula salad on a wooden board with a kitchen towel, lemon and walnuts in the background.

Apple Arugula Salad

This tasty Apple Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is easy to make and mighty healthy! Filled with tasty crisp apples and walnuts it's the perfect easy side dish or lunch.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Gluten-free, Vegan
Servings 5 servings


  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 1 apple sliced
  • cup walnuts chopped


  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove pressed
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Gather and prepare all of your ingredients.
  • Thinly slice your apple, mince or press you garlic in a garlic press and chop your walnuts if you purchased them whole. 
  • In a small bowl make your dressing. Add your lemon juice, maple syrup, garlic, dijon mustard, salt and pepper. Stir until incorporated together.
  • Slowly drizzle in your olive oil as you stir continuously. This will thicken and emulsify your dressing.
  • You can also add all of your dressing ingredients to a mason jar and vigorously shake until well combined.
  • To a large bowl add your arugula, apples and walnuts. Drizzle about a quarter of the dressing onto the salad and mix well.
  • Depending on how much dressing you like you may want to add more.
  • Enjoy!


  • Depending on how heavily dressed you like your salad you may not use all the dressing. 
  • If you are serving this for a party I recommend not dressing but allowing guests to do so. Arugula is a tender green and will quickly and easily wilt. 
  • Vegan Parmesan cheese would be a great addition to this salad. 


Calories: 176kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 16gSaturated Fat: 2gSodium: 20mgPotassium: 183mgFiber: 2gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 673IUVitamin C: 17mgCalcium: 62mgIron: 1mg
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