Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


This salad is a study in simplicity, so use the best-quality ingredients to allow each one to really shine. Break out that special bottle of olive oil and grab a block of nutty Parmigiano-Reggiano from the specialty cheese section for the biggest flavor impact.

Arugula & Fennel Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons grated lemon zest

  • ¼ cup lemon juice

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • 10 ounces baby arugula

  • 2 small fennel bulbs, thinly sliced

  • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved


  1. Whisk oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add arugula and fennel and toss gently to combine. Serve topped with Parmesan and fennel fronds, if desired.

To make ahead

Refrigerate salad and dressing separately for up to 8 hours.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

116 Calories
9g Fat
6g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 1 1/2 cups
Calories 116
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 4g 8%
Total Fat 9g 12%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 1362IU 27%
Sodium 210mg 9%
Potassium 331mg 7%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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