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Overhead view of Vegan Asparagus salad in a bowl

Arugula Salad

This Asparagus Salad is healthy, refreshing and easy to make with crispy asparagus, peppery arugula, cucumber, cherry tomatoes with a homemade lemon herb dressing. It's the perfect lunch or light spring dinner and simple to customize with your favorite crunchy toppings.

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, asparagus salad, healthy salad recipe, spring salad, vegetarian salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 210 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 1/2 bunch asparagus , washed, dried and trimmed
  • 3 cups loosely packed organic arugula leaves , washed and dried
  • 1 cup mixed greens , washed and dried
  • 4-6 grape tomatoes , cut into halves
  • 1 medium cucumber , chopped or sliced into rounds
  • 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Optional Add-Ins:

  • 1/2 tablespoons chopped toasted walnuts
  • 1 teaspoon sliced almonds
  • 1/2 teaspoon pumpkim seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon hemp seeds

Lemon Herb Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon
  • 3 tablespoons avocado oil OR extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1-2 tsp maple syrup or preferred liquid sweetener - leave out for Whole30
  • 1 tsp minced shallots
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 tsp chopped fresh rosemary
  • Sea salt and freshly cracked black pepper , to taste

Instructions

  1. MAKE THE DRESSING:Add all the ingredients for the dressing in a jar or a bowl. Shake or whisk until combined.

    Lemon mustard vinaigrette in a measuring cup
  2. Prepare and cook the Asparagus: Wash and dry your asparagus. Remove the tough woody ends. Air fry the asparagus at 375F for 5 minutes or until just cooked. You can also blanche, sauté or roast them in the oven for 7-8 minutes. We want them to still be crispy and not mushy. Or leave them raw if you prefer.Cut asparagus: Once the asparagus is done, allow to cool then cut into a bias

    Top view of air fried asparagus in an air fryer basket
  3. ASSEMBLE THE SALAD: Place the arugula leaves in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt, pepper and little bit of the dressing.

    op view of arugula salad on a white plate on a grey background
  4. Add the remaining salad ingredients and drizzle with more dressing. Top with your favorite nuts and seeds and serve.

    Overhead view of Vegan Asparagus salad in a bowl
Nutrition Facts
Arugula Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 210 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Potassium 266mg8%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 7g8%
Protein 3g6%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.