Arugula Salad with Pine Nuts and Pecorino

I know, I know. It’s just a salad.  And in a way, it’s strange to post about it, because it’s just so simple.  But this salad is one that anyone can make and one that brings some ‘spice’ to any table.  Peppery arugula, salty cheese, warm pine nuts, and the tangy lemon make a little party in your mouth that doesn’t disappoint.


  • Arugula
  • Pine Nuts
  • Pecorino Cheese – shaved (or parmesan)
  • Lemon
  • Olive Oil
  • Pepper

Steps and Notes:

  1. Toast the pine nuts in a non-stick pan
    • No need for olive oil… just cook until nicely golden. Watch them though, they turn quickly.  
  2. Toss the nuts into the arugula.
  3. Top with shaved pecorino (or parmesan)
  4. Cut a lemon and squirt 1/4 over the salad
  5. Make a simple dressing by whisking together the olive oil, the rest of the fresh lemon, salt and pepper


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  1. What a great combination!

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    1. I agree! We make it a few times a month…. it goes with so many different dinners.

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  2. This looks delicious – and there’s no such thing as just a salad! Thanks for the share.

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    1. Fair point. This is such a yummy treat! Thanks for the note.

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  3. Sometimes people are searching the interwebz for something just like this, so good job!

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    1. This is one that continues to pass from table to table among my family and friends. You’re right, wow the interwebz can share in its delicious glory! 🙂

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  4. Salads are the best. Always good to have some new ideas. I really like this one 🙂 and it is perfect for me, here in sunny SA.

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