Arugula Salad with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Pine Nuts

The fresh, Mediterranean-inspired arugula salad features a simple lemon dressing, toasted pine nuts, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, and salty Parmesan for a simple side salad recipe for any meal.

Choosing a main course dinner idea is a pretty simple task. But when it comes to rounding out the meal with some extra plant nutrition, it can add another layer of what-to-make-wondering to your meal planning. That’s where quick and easy salads that go with pretty much everything come in. This salad is a version of my everyday arugula salad with lemon and Parmesan with a few ingredient additions. Here, tangy sun-dried tomatoes and toasted pine nuts are the perfect complement to arugula’s bite and salty chunks of Parmesan. This easy side salad is terrific with any Mediterranean main dish, especially as a base for my Greek marinated chicken, for one of my favorite lunches or dinners.

The fresh bite of this arugula salad with a simple lemon dressing, tangy sun-dried tomatoes, toasted pine nuts, and shaved Parmesan for an easy side salad to accompany any meal.
Prep Time5minutes minutes
Total Time5minutes minutes
Servings2 servings


  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups arugula
  • ½ cup sun-dried tomatoes , drained and roughly chopped
  • ¼ cup Parmesan cheese , broken or cut into chunks
  • ¼ cup pine nuts , toasted


In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and salt and pepper.

Add the arugula to the bowl and toss. Top with the chunks of Parmesan, sun-dried tomatoes, and toasted pine nuts. Add more pepper taste.

This makes 4 cups.
Serving: 1g | Calories: 381kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 9mg | Sodium: 823mg | Potassium: 1220mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1295IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 248mg | Iron: 4mg


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