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arugula salad with apples on a platter

Arugula Salad with Apples

  • Author: Kris
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


This arugula salad with apples is easy to throw together and tastes amazing! Peppery arugula topped with tart apple slices, sweet and spicy pecans, and creamy goat cheese are drizzled with a lemon mustard vinaigrette.



For the dressing

  • 3 Tbs lemon juice
  • 6 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 tsp agave
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 Tbs shallot, minced
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad

  • 5 oz arugula
  • 1 apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup toasted pecans - we like to use these candied pecans
  • 1/2 cup goat cheese, crumbled - we used my homemade vegan goat cheese


  1. Dressing:  Add all the dressing ingredients to a small jar and shake until thoroughly combined.  Set aside.
  2. Assemble:  Lightly toss all the salad ingredients together in a large bowl or for a more impressive presentation layer the ingredients on a serving platter starting with a bed of arugula. 
  3. Drizzle:  Just before serving drizzle on a few spoons of the dressing and enjoy!


  • Store any leftover dressing in an airtight container in the fridge for up to a week.
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: salads
  • Method: no-bake
  • Cuisine: american


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 281
  • Fat: 20
  • Saturated Fat: 3.4
  • Carbohydrates: 20
  • Protein: 4.8

Keywords: salad, apple, vegan, arugula, pecans, goat cheese