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Arugula Avocado Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

This arugula salad is light, creamy, and a fantastic side for a dinner party.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula and avocado salad, avocado salad recipe, easy avocado salad, homemade lemon vinaigrette
Servings: 4
Calories: 177kcal


  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 5 ounces arugula
  • 1 ½ cups cherry or grape tomatoes
  • 1 avocado peeled and pitted
  • coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • In a small bowl, whisk the lemon juice, garlic, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and olive oil until well combined.
  • In a large bowl, combine the arugula and cherry tomatoes. Add the dressing and toss to lightly coat all of the leaves.
  • To serve, divide the dressed greens and tomatoes among four serving plates. Slice the avocado and divide the pieces evenly on top of each salad. Sprinkle a pinch of sea salt and pepper over the tops if desired.


Sodium: 349mg | Calcium: 97mg | Vitamin C: 29.2mg | Vitamin A: 1210IU | Sugar: 3g | Fiber: 4g | Potassium: 512mg | Cholesterol: 2mg | Calories: 177kcal | Saturated Fat: 3g | Fat: 15g | Protein: 4g | Carbohydrates: 9g | Iron: 1.2mg