Late Summer Arugula Salad

Good morning, friends!

Is anyone else obsessed with arugula as of late?


I’ve been making arugula salads all week — simple, peppery, and completely delicious. Be prepared to swoon.


Late Summer Arugula Salad

Salad Ingredients:

  • Arugula
  • Tomatoes, sliced (I splurged on heirloom — SO worth it!)
  • Avocado, sliced (check out this post for my sneaky way to slice avocados)

Dressing Ingredients:

  • Cracked pepper & salt to taste (I used lots of pepper and only a tiny bit of salt)
  • Equal parts:
    • Lemon juice (fresh from a lemon or in the cute lemon containers)
    • Hemp oil


Those four ingredients = my absolute favorite salad dressing EVER. Seriously. Hemp oil is very nutritious, too! It’s made from the seeds of the hemp plant and has a pleasant nutty flavor.


Oh and don’t worry, this salad will not get you high ;) Hemp seeds (unlike the bud and leaves of the cannabis plant) do not contain any psychoactive molecules ;)



I recommend serving with a glass of homemade iced tea :)



Matt and I also enjoyed a Mediterranean tasting plate along with the arugula salad:


Mmmm… love me some tabouli, hummus, and pita. And baby carrots :)



Matt and I are spending the day trying to finally get our apartment all set up. We have photos to hang, furniture and knick knacks to organize, and more! Plus, I have lots of reading and schoolwork to do… and I want to try to squeeze in a little yoga action as well ;) I did a lot of running this week and I am feeling rather sore and tight today!

Have a wonderful Sunday!


  1. 1

    Oooh I’ve fallen in love with arugula lately. I used to really dislike the peppery taste but I love it now with feta, shrimp, cherry tomatoes, and dressed with lemon juice. Or I’ll mix it with spinach to mellow out the peppery taste. Have fun with yoga and organizing!

  2. 2

    Your salad looks wonderful!

  3. 3

    Your tomatoes look like watermelon! That would have been a sweet addition to the salad :)

  4. 5

    When I was at home this summer, we ate homegrown arugula salads almost every night :)

  5. 7

    That arugula salad looks delicious! I bet some diced watermelon would be a great addition to it.

  6. 8

    You have a wonderful Sunday also Anne and Matt. Today is my daughter’s 39th birthday and she and her family will be with us today. I am going to make that salad for her, I know she will love it. Thanks

  7. 10

    That salad looks amazing! Arugula doesn’t really happen up here in Alaska, though :(

  8. 11

    Your salad looks amazing! I love arugula. its sweet and peppery and oh so lovely in any salad or even by itself :)

  9. 12

    i love arugula but all the stuff i’ve been finding in the stores and markets as of late are all wilted and gross :( sad day!

  10. 13

    Love arugula :) That looks like a great simple salad dressing – and thanks for the hemp oil recommendation! Sounds like a good oil option, especially for dressings.

  11. 14

    What a wonderful combination of flavours!

  12. 15

    This looks delish! I love fresh arugula!

  13. 16

    Looks like a wonderful combination. Well done!

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