Simple Arugula And Tomato Salad With Brown Sugar Dressing

Simple Arugula And Tomato Salad With Brown Sugar Dressing. Keep it simple and fresh with this arugula and tomato salad that’s Drizzled with delicious brown sugar and balsamic dressing. Now The real winner here is the flavorful dressing that comes together in no time, and with five ingredients no less. The salad consists of arugula, sweet cherry tomatoes, and fresh mozzarella. I love to use arugula for its peppery taste, and it just adds another level of depth to your salad. It is topped with some quickly seared shrimp or whatever protein you have on hand. This salad is one of those meals that looks so pretty and impressive but without all the work. And It’ll be on your table in less than ten minutes! Let me know what you think in the comments.


Xo- Ayesha


Simple Arugula And Tomato Salad

8 ounces baby arugula

One cup cherry tomatoes, whole.

4 ounces mozzarella balls. (Pearl mozzarella)

Brown sugar balsamic dressing, recipe to follow.

In a large bowl add arugula. Top with tomato and mozzarella balls. Drizzle with dressing or serve on the side. You can top it with a protein or serve as is.


Brown Sugar Balsamic Dressing

3/4 cup olive oil

1/2 tablespoon brown sugar

1⁄2 cup balsamic vinegar

One tablespoon garlic, finely minced.

One tablespoon shallot, finely minced.

Pinch salt and pepper

In a small bowl or mason jar add brown sugar, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Mix well. Slowly whisk in olive oil until combined.

Toss salad with dressing and store remaining in the refrigerator.


Tip- Using a mason jar is always a go-to for me. It’s so easy to add everything into the jar and give it a good shake. Plus its easy storage for leftovers.

Warm Arugula Salad With A Maple Vinaigrette

Warm Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette. I absolutely love being able to harvest the vegetables from my garden and being able to prepare easy and delicious meals with them. This salad is full of crunchy, sweet, and sour goodness. Arugula is such a pepper flavored green that has loads of health benefits. And it works perfectly with the sweet and tangy maple vinaigrette. I topped it with some quickly seared scallops, fresh corn, peas, and chopped asparagus. But the beauty of this salad is that you can substitute your favorite vegetables that you have on hand and it will be just as good. Use whatever protein you want — the perfect meal for a quick lunch or dinner. Let me know what you think in the comments below.


Xo- Ayesha


Warm Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette

Warm Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette

3 cups arugula (You could also substitute spinach)
Large ear of corn shucked and cut off the cob
One cup asparagus, sliced.
1/2 cup peas fresh (Or frozen)
Maple vinaigrette, recipe below.

Just heat some olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook asparagus until tender and bright green for about 2 minutes. Add in corn and peas and saute for 1 minute more. Remove from heat. In a large bowl, add arugula and warm veggies. Toss with vinaigrette and combine well. Serve warm with a protein of choice or on its own.

Maple Vinaigrette

One clove finely minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Two tablespoons pure maple syrup
One tablespoon white wine vinegar
Two tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil
Pinch of salt and pepper

Add all of the ingredients into a jar and shake well. Set aside until ready to use.