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Arugula, Parmigiano, and Cherry Tomato Salad

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Arugula, Parmigiano, and Cherry Tomato Salad

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  • Author: Carrie Pacini
  • Category: Salads


Arugula also known as Rucola, Italian Cress, or Rocket is an annual wild herb with long dark green leaves.

The leaves taste a touch bitter and peppery along with a nutty flavor.

It’s very delicate and can wilt easily. It’s very popular to top off a tray of bresaola or prosciutto with fresh arugula and parmesan- It’s also amazing like this on top of Italian Style pizzas!

This is my go to salad. It’s the one I crave. It’s the one that goes with many things I make.

I make this salad 3 to 4 times a week. It’s simple, clean, and so flavorful.



4 cups (packed) baby arugula ( I buy the clear box in the produce section where the salad bags are located)
1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (I like to use a Parmigiano wedge and grate it fresh)
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
5 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 2 Lemons)
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes (or more, I usually load my salad up)
Sea Salt to your taste


1. Combine the arugula and tomatoes in large bowl.



2. Add the lemon juice, grated Parmesan cheese, salt to taste, and olive oil.

3. Toss the salad and serve immediately!

Arugula, Parmigiano, and Cherry Tomato Salad

Arugula, Parmigiano, and Cherry Tomato Salad

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  • Reply
    October 3, 2014 at 3:37 pm

    This was a simple side for the soup. Again thank you for the ideas, and being on a farm with all the produce helps so much. Love these ideas and being in Italy it is great to cook wholesome food for our guest with our own produce.

    • Reply
      Carrie Pacini
      October 8, 2014 at 4:22 pm

      Your Welcome!

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