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.

Grilled Chicken Salad For A Crowd With Vinaigrette

Grilled Chicken Salad For A Crowd With Vinaigrette

Sometimes I just need a break from all the carbs! This salad makes for a delicious weeknight salad recipe that has the perfect balance of salty and sweet! Filled with chicken, crisp apple, pears, goat cheese, tomatoes, onions, and topped with a Vinaigrette! Such a flavorful salad! I used fresh romaine lettuce in this dish, but you can use any mix of greens you have on hand. Quickly brown some marinated chicken and assemble your salad. Dinner will be at the table in no time.


Xo- Ayesha

Grilled Chicken Salad For A Crowd With Vinaigrette

Four boneless skinless chicken breasts
4 cups romaine lettuce, thoroughly washed
4 ounces goat cheese, crumbled.
1 cup whole baby tomatoes
1/2 cup red onion, diced.
1/2 cup dried cranberries
One green apple, peeled, cored and thinly sliced.
One pear, peeled and thinly sliced.

Assemble the salad by adding lettuce to a large serving bowl and topping with sliced apple, pears, onions, cheese, tomato, and cranberries.

Add sliced chicken to the salad and serve with honey mustard vinaigrette.

Grilled Chicken

Four boneless, skinless chicken breasts
1/4 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Two tablespoon lemon juice
Two tablespoons olive oil
One tablespoon dijon mustard
Two tablespoons dark brown sugar
Two tablespoon soy sauce
Two cloves garlic cloves, minced.
One sprig fresh thyme (1/4 teaspoon)
One sprig fresh rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste.

Add chicken breasts to a large ziplock bag.

In a small bowl add all ingredients and mix well. Pour mixture over chicken and seal bag. Allow chicken to marinate for at least 1 hour or overnight. Making sure to turn the bag occasionally.

Remove chicken from marinade. Do not use any of leftover marinade.

Preheat a grill pan or skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and cook about 5-6 minutes on each side and juices run clear. Remove from pan and allow to cool.

Slice at an angle and serve cooled chicken over your salad.

Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

Two tablespoons honey
Two tablespoons dijon mustard
One tablespoon minced garlic
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste.

Just place all of your ingredients into a mason jar with a lid and shake well.

Pour over salad and enjoy!