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Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese

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Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese

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I love baby arugula leaves – they are so good and flavorful in fresh salads! I also love spinach. Spinach and arugula definitely top the list of my favorite salad greens! They are easily interchangeable in recipes: in this salad, you can easily substitute spinach leaves for arugula.

Try this delicious salad – it’s such a combination of flavors: savory, sweet, peppery, and salty.  Earthy walnuts, sweet golden raisins, lightly peppery arugula leaves, juicy grape tomatoes, creamy and salty and very flavorful Gorgonzola cheese – all of that tossed in a slightly sweet dressing made with balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and a touch of honey.  YUM!

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


Yield: 4 servings

Arugula salad with walnuts, golden raisins, and Gorgonzola cheese


  • 6 cups (1/2 pound) baby arugula leaves
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup Gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/2 cup dried golden raisins
  • grape tomatoes
  • Salad dressing:
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey


  1. In a large salad bowl, combine arugula leaves, walnuts, raisins and grape tomatoes.
  2. To make salad dressing: in a separate small mixing bowl, mix vinegar with olive oil, honey, whisking until emulsified.
  3. Add dressing to the salad and toss until well mixed. Note: you don't have to use the whole amount of salad dressing - use just enough to coat. Top with crumbled Gorgonzola cheese.



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  • [email protected] February 19, 2014, 4:03 am

    Looks like we share the same taste for salads…and their dressings! Beautiful and delicious! 🙂 ela

  • Angie (@angiesrecipess) February 19, 2014, 6:53 am

    Who would be able to resist such a beautiful and flavourful salad? I sure can’t. Yum!

  • [email protected] Riffs February 19, 2014, 1:16 pm

    I love Gorgonzola! And it pairs up so well with arugula and walnuts. This is so lovely — thanks.

  • Stacy | Wicked Good Kitchen February 19, 2014, 5:48 pm

    Julia, I love peppery salads! With all the other goodness going on with this arugula salad, it is bound to become a favorite of mine. All of my favorite flavors are here. Cannot wait to try it! Thanks for sharing, my friend. Pinning!

  • Cindy @ Pick Fresh Foods February 19, 2014, 6:09 pm

    Julia, this salad looks divine! I just adore all these ingredients, especially gorgonzola and walnuts. This would be a delicious lunch! Thanks 😀

  • Matt @ Runner Savvy February 19, 2014, 7:55 pm

    This looks delicious! I love gorgonzola cheese.

  • Shashi @ RunninSrilankan February 20, 2014, 7:49 am

    Julia – I love the combo of raisins and cheese in a salad – this is such a colorful and flavorful salad – it makes me crave summer even more!

  • Consuelo @ Honey & Figs February 20, 2014, 11:48 am

    What a fantastic combo! I love arugula, so I cannot wait to give this salad a go 🙂

  • [email protected] February 25, 2014, 6:26 pm

    Arugula is one of my favorite salad greens. It has such a unique taste. Lovely salad Julia!

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