Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan, Lemon & Olive Oil

This arugula salad with shaved Parm and a bit of lemon juice and olive oil is perfect paired with grilled steak or thin crust pizza

Servings: 4 as a starter


  • 5 ounces (or 4 generous handfuls) arugula
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, from one lemon
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, best quality such as Lucini
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Big hunk Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine the lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Place the arugula in the bowl and toss with the dressing.
  2. Using a vegetable peeler, shave sheets of Parmesan cheese onto salad (to taste). Serve immediately.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.