Arugula Salad with Avocados and Garlic Cilantro Vinaigrette


This fresh arugula salad packs great flavor in each bite.



  • 4 cups packed baby arugula
  • 4 green onions, top trimmed, chopped
  • 1 1/2 cup shelled fava beans (about 1 1/2 lb fava bean pods)
  • 3 Persian cucumbers, chopped
  • 2 cups packed grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 Jalapeno pepper, sliced, optional
  • 1 Avocado

Garlic Herb Vinaigrette

  • 1 1/2 lemon, juice of
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, chopped
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh mint


  1. Prepare the ingredients as indicated above.
  2. To make the garlic herb vinaigrette; in a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. Mix in the chopped garlic, fresh mint and cilantro.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, combine the baby arugula, green onions, fava beans, cucumbers, tomatoes and sliced jalapeno.
  4. Dress the salad with the garlic herb vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  5. Now, peel the avocado, core and chop or slice it to your liking. Add the avocado to the salad and gently mix.
  6. Divide among four salad bowls. Enjoy!
  7. Try this arugula salad with this grilled swordfish, grilled salmon or chicken.


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  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Counter Top
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean

Keywords: Arugula Salad, Arugula with Avocado, Light Salad, Garlic Cilantro Vinaigrette, Vinaigrette