Arugula salad is an interesting side dish for summer bbq. An easy barbecue side dish that goes very well with any grilled meat and it requires just a handful of ingredients.
❤️ Why You'll Love It
- Fresh salad with just a handful on ingredients.
- Unique taste and considered one of the best must have sides for grilled meat.
- Budget friendly and healthy side dish.
Note: This is an overview of the ingredients. You'll find the full measurements and instructions in the recipe card (printable) at the bottom of the page.
- Baby Arugula.
- Red Onions.
- White vinegar and olive oil.
- Salt and pepper.
Note: This is an overview of the instructions. The detailed instructions are in the recipe card below.
- Place onion rings in cold water to cover and let it soak for about 10 minutes.
- Drain onions well, place in a deep bowl then sprinkle with sumac and mix well.
- Mix the dressing ingredients. in a small bowl or jar.
- Add the greens to the onion then pour the dressing over tossing to coat evenly. Serve immediately with your grilled meats.
- Soaking onions in cold water helps reducing the sharp taste of raw onions.
- Another way to do that is by rubbing onions with some sugar let them set for 15 minutes then rinse with cold water before proceeding with the recipe.
- White vinegar is the most used but you can also use balsamic vinegar for a different flavor.
- Top with some shaved Parmesan cheese or toasted pine nuts for a bit of crunch.
I was brought up with the idea that arugula is a super food.. and it is. Arugula is a nutrient-dense food, high in fiber and vital nutrients but low in calories, sugar and carbohydrates. Source.
Usually greens and vegetables are very desirable in a bbq party. For a more Middle Eastern style try making, baba ganoush, tahini, hummus and tabouli. Also a chickpea salad or a simple couscous salad will be very filling with your bbq meats.
Both are good for you food. Spinach has more vitamin A, C, K, folate, potassium, magnesium, manganese, and iron while arugula is higher in calcium. Although spinach is slightly better for you I do not really recommend it in this salad as it is traditionally made with arugula and I believe tastes better. Source.
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Mediterranean Arugula Salad
- 1 Large (300g) red onion thinly sliced.
- 1 bunch (45g) parsley chopped.
- 2 cups (50g) baby arugula.
- 1 Tablespoon ground sumac.
- ½ teaspoon salt or to taste.
- ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper.
- 1 ½ teaspoon white vinegar.
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil.
- Place onion rings in a bowl and cover with cold tap water. Let it set for 10 minutes.
- Drain onions and place in a big bowl.
- Add sumac and mix well with onions.
- Add chopped parsley, arugula and the rest of the ingredients.
- Toss well to combine.
- Serve immediately with various grilled meats.