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Arugula Salad with Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing & Crunchy Salad Topper

This simple arugula salad is made with a homemade lemon dressing, Parmesan cheese and topped with crunchy salad topper. The perfect salad to go with any main course meal.
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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dinner, Salad
Cuisine American


Homemade Salad Topper

  • 2 pkg ramen noodles (flavor packets discarded)
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 2 tbsp uncooked quinoa
  • 4 tbsp butter

Arugula Salad

  • Arugula
  • Parmesan or Mimolette Cheese shredded
  • Salad Topper

Homemade Lemon Vinaigrette Dressing

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp honey
  • Pinch salt and pepper


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • Add crumbled Ramen noodles, sunflower seeds, slivered almonds, and quinoa to a baking sheet.
  • Melt butter and drizzle over topping mixture. Stir until evenly coated.
  • Bake for 10-12 minutes until mixture becomes golden brown.
  • Remove from oven and cool completely before adding to salads. Store extra in an airtight container in the fridge!
  • While salad topper is baking, prepare salad and dressing.
  • In a small bowl add all Honey Lemon Dressing ingredients and whisk together. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, add arugula. Sprinkle with Parmesan cheese and salad topper. Drizzle with dressing generously coating all arugula. Enjoy!
Keyword arugula, crunchy salad topper, homemade salad dressing, lemon vinaigrette, salad, salad topper
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