Arugula and Sweet Mini Pepper Salad
I love baby arugula, and this Arugula and Sweet Mini Pepper Salad is an easy recipe that’s a delicious way to enjoy arugula.
This Arugula and Sweet Mini Pepper Salad is so simple it’s almost an oxymoron to call it a recipe. I’m a huge fan of baby arugula and also of those bags of mini peppers from Costco, and I love to use them together in a salad like this.
My fondness for Baby Arugula Salad is pretty well-documented on the blog, and this one is another winner combination. Even though it’s dead easy to make, this combination is so delicious, with the sharp flavor of the arugula providing the perfect balance for the sweet taste of the mini peppers, that it’s one of my favorite ways to eat arugula.
The perfect emphasis for the combo of sweet mini peppers and arugula is Mary’s Perfect Salad Dressing, which I’ve written about numerous times. It was perfected by my gorgeous friend Mary, who went to high school with me a *few* years ago. If you like the slightly peppery flavor of arugula, I hope you’ll give this combination a try!
What is Arugula?
Arugula is a type of peppery and slightly bitter salad greens that’s called many different names all over the world including rocket, garden rocket, eruca, or rucola. It’s commonly eaten raw as a salad green, but is also used often in pasta dishes and on pizza or chopped as an addition to cooked sauces.
How to Make Arugula and Sweet Mini Pepper Salad:
(Scroll down for complete recipe, including nutritional information.)
- I love to buy these bags of sweet red, yellow, and orange peppers at Costco.
- Cut off the end, cut out the seeds, and then cut the peppers into rings about 1/4 inch thick.
- If your arugula has been hanging out in the fridge for a few days, give it a good soak in ice-cold water to make it a little crispier, then spin dry in the salad spinner.
- Otherwise, packaged arugula doesn’t need to be washed. (And if you’re lucky enough to have arugula in your garden, then pay your dues and wash it well!)
- Toss arugula with the olive oil, then squeeze on the lime juice and the tiniest amount of red wine vinegar, and toss again.
- Add the mini peppers, season salad with salt and fresh ground black pepper and toss again a few times so ingredients are well-combined, then serve.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
More Tasty Salads with Arugula:
Raw Summer Squash Salad with Arugula, Feta, and Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Arugula Greens with Squash and Pecorino ~ Foodness Gracious
Arugula and Gorgonzola Salad with Balsamic Vinegar ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
White Asparagus Arugula Spring Salad ~ Boulder Locavore
Arugula Chickpea Salad with Feta ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Mediterranean Swordfish with Arugula Salad ~ That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- 3 cups baby arugula (I buy the pre-washed kind, but wash if needed)
- 6 sweet mini peppers (preferably mixture of red, yellow and orange)
- 1 T best quality olive oil, enough to coat greens (More or less to taste, see notes.)
- 2 tsp fresh-squeezed lime juice (see notes)
- 1/8 tsp. red wine vinegar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Put washed arugula in a bowl.
- Trim peppers on both ends, and use a small paring knife to cut out the seeds. (There are not many seeds in these sweet mini peppers.) Cut peppers into rings.
- Toss arugula with olive oil, the drizzle on lime juice and red wine vinegar, sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste, and toss again.
- Arrange pepper rings over arugula and enjoy!
You just need enough oil to coat the salad greens. Be sure the olive oil says Extra Virgin and First Cold Pressed on the label if you want the best flavor. You can also use lemon juice, but the lime is really great
Recipe created by Kalyn.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 6gSugar: 5gProtein: 4g
Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This is a perfect recipe for pretty much any eating plan since it’s low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan, Paleo, Whole 30, and South Beach Diet approved!
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