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Arugula Salad with Berries

Arugula Salad loaded with strawberries, blueberries, creamy goat cheese and drizzled with the best balsamic glaze! The Arugula Beet Salad is our go-to in winter, but this Arugula Berry Salad is the most requested spring and summer salad.

We love fruit in salad like our Winter Fruit Salad, and Autumn Chicken and Pear Salad. Fresh Arugula with juicy berries is a winning combination!

Arugula Salad with berries and goat cheese in bowl drizzled with balsamic glaze

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Arugula Salad Recipe:

My sister, Alla, got the inspiration from the Arugula Berry Salad at Blaze Pizza (our favorite pizza place) and she re-created it, over and over and over. Arugula Salad has just 5 ingredients, takes no time at all, has wonderful flavor, and always disappears fast.

Up close arugula salad recipe with berries and goat cheese

What is Arugula?

Arugula is a leafy green vegetable known for its fresh, peppery and lightly bitter flavor notes. It has a high nutrient density* similar to broccoli, kale and Brussels sprouts. It’s also an immune boosting food, rich in antioxidants. 1 cup of arugula contains:

  • 10% Vitamin A
  • 28% Vitamin K
  • 4% of your daily Vitamin C, Folate and Calcium

Baby arugula is harvested young and has a more delicate flavor (less bitter). Arugula should be stored in the refrigerator and used within a few days of purchasing. We have found the longer it sits in the refrigerator, the more bitter it becomes.

Arugula salad ingredients with fresh arugula, goat cheese, strawberries, blueberries and balsamic glaze

Can I Substitute Goat Cheese?

Before you substitute, please try the recipe as written. In the right recipe, goat cheese (also known as “Chevre”) offers tangy gourmet flavor with a creamy texture that can’t be beat. We like the Kirkland Signature brand goat cheese from Costco (plain/unflavored). If you aren’t able to find goat cheese, feta would be the next best thing. P.S. If you love goat cheese, our roasted pepper bruschetta is a must try!

How to Make Arugula Salad with Berries:

This salad couldn’t be easier. We suggest leaving the bottle of balsamic glaze next to the salad in case your crew may want a little extra.

  1. Place baby arugula in a large salad bowl
  2. Top with sliced strawberries and whole blueberries
  3. Sprinkle on goat cheese and drizzle with balsamic glaze

how to make arugula salad with arugula and strawberries

how to make arugula salad with strawberries, blueberries and goat cheese

The Best Balsamic Glaze:

Homemade Balsamic Glaze is best. It requires just 2 ingredients and 15 minutes to make. If you want an even quicker version of this salad, we love Nonna Pia’s Balsamic Glaze. This is NOT a paid promotion. I’m careful about recommending a pre-made “dressing” but seriously this one is good. We found it at Fred Meyer and Costco. I equally love their “Classic” and “Strawberry Fig” varieties. The “classic” has just 2 ingredients: Balsamic vinegar of Modena Italy and non GMO sugar.

I just want to remind you that this is NOT a paid promotion. I’m completely smitten with this product and everyone should have a bottle in their fridge. The End.

Arugula salad dressed with balsamic glaze

More Crowd-Pleasing Salad Recipes:

I hope this simple and super yummy Arugula Salad Recipe becomes a new favorite for you! It’s special enough to include in the Easter menu and easy enough for every day.

Arugula Salad with Berries

5 from 9 votes
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Arugula salad dressed with balsamic glaze

Arugula Salad loaded with strawberries, blueberries, creamy goat cheese and drizzled with the best balsamic glaze!

Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $8-$12
Keyword: arugula salad
Calories: 92 kcal
Servings: 6 people as a side salad

Ingredients

  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 8 oz strawberries hulled and sliced
  • 6 oz blueberries
  • 4 oz goat cheese crumbled
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic glaze* or added to taste

Instructions

  1. Place arugula into a large salad bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and crumbled goat cheese.
  2. Drizzle the top with balsamic glaze, adding it to taste and serve. Do not toss this salad. It serves beautifully just drizzled and left as is.

Recipe Notes

*We love Nonna Pia's brand of balsamic glaze. Their "classic" or "strawberry fig" varieties work equally well in this recipe. 

Nutrition Facts
Arugula Salad with Berries
Amount Per Serving
Calories 92 Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Fat 4g6%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 8mg3%
Sodium 76mg3%
Potassium 166mg5%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 4g8%
Vitamin A 770IU15%
Vitamin C 28.5mg35%
Calcium 72mg7%
Iron 0.9mg5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you make this recipe, I’d love to see pics of your creations on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter! Hashtag them #natashaskitchen

*Nutrition information from Dr. Axe and Medical News Today. 

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  • Kathleen
    September 2, 2019

    I absolutely love to watch you cook you are so funny and your recipes are yummy
    I’m diabetic so I appreciate your lighter dishes I’m addicted to the avocado mango salad but I’m also excited to see some soups for fall….. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      September 3, 2019

      Thank you for that wonderful compliment! I’m so glad you’re enjoying our recipes! Reply

  • SWCalico
    August 13, 2019

    I’m sorry but it was a “never going to eat again” dish. That’s not necessarily a criticism of the recipe itself, but of the ingredients. I’ve never previously tried arugula or balsamic glaze, but after trying this recipe that sounded so refreshing for a summer dinner, I don’t want to eat either one again. I did manage to eat the strawberries by themselves 🙁 I’m not sure how anyone eats arugula but I guess it’s an acquired taste. The arugula is just too bitter (even baby arugula) and the balsamic glaze, holy moly, that is stroooong. Reply

    • Natasha
      August 14, 2019

      Hi, I’m sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy it – this is one we make on the regular at our house. You definitely only want to use as much balsamic glaze as you need – which is a drizzle – it is a concentrated syrup so a little goes a long way. Also, sometimes arugula gets bitter if it sits too long (in your fridge or at the grocery store). It starts getting a little lighter in color and that is a bad sign. It could be that you got an extra bitter batch of greens which could definitely ruin a good salad. Reply

  • Diana
    June 14, 2019

    Lovely salad! Delish! ❤️❤️ Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 14, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Diana! Reply

  • Babul Gomes
    June 5, 2019

    Natasha, I enjoyed very much the Caesar Pasta Salad and Arugula with berries. Wow Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 5, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that. Thank you for sharing that with us! Reply

  • Bahia
    May 13, 2019

    Hi Natasha, I am a big fan of your simple yet amazing recipes.
    Quick question, can I use chaved Parmesan cheese instead? Maybe add some roasted almonds?
    Thank you Reply

    • Natasha
      May 13, 2019

      Hi Bahia, I think the shaved parmesan might conflict with goat cheese so I would leave it out, but roasted sliced almonds sound great! Reply

  • Rex Hutcheson
    April 20, 2019

    Very nice. Thanks. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 20, 2019

      You’re so welcome! I’m happy you enjoyed that! Reply

  • Rita Chung
    April 20, 2019

    is it ok to replace goat cheese by feta? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 20, 2019

      Hi Rita, I have a note on that above under the subsection: “Can I Substitute Goat Cheese?” Reply

  • Leta
    April 20, 2019

    *We love Nonna Pia’s brand of balsamic glaze. Their “classic” or “strawberry fig” varieties work equally well in this recipe.

    I love fruit and sweet taste…. can you comment on these choices and describe their flavors?? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 20, 2019

      Hi Leta, I tasted them side by side and they both had a fruity quality to them honestly and I have used both and loved them equally. If you have both available, and prefer a fruity flavor, go with the strawberry fig 🙂 They truly are both excellent. Reply

      • Leta libby
        April 20, 2019

        I’m scared to buy them and not like them… the only experience I have with balsamic vinegar is mixing it with olive oil and dipping bread in it… can’t quite wrap my mind around balsamic vinegar and fruit salad Reply

        • Lily
          June 5, 2019

          A balsamic glaze is a bit different because it’s been reduced with sugar so it’s a sweeter, thicker glaze and not as pungent as a plain balsamic vinegar. Reply

        • Diana
          June 14, 2019

          Well, one can always take a plunge being adventurous… or not 😜 Reply

  • Gretchen
    April 19, 2019

    Dang!! Forgot to take a pic but we loved the salad. I’m really trying to purposefully make more fresh, healthy food for my family. We’ve got a couple of health conditions going on that are really impacted by diet so I’m always on the lookout for recipes like this.
    My Aldis has a 50/50 arugula/spinach mix and I used that. Also added a few walnuts for crunch. Really nice, light healthy salad that even my “biggest challenge” 😀 loved. Thx so much Natasha. Happy Easter, sweetie. Keep up the good work. Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 19, 2019

      I’m so happy to hear you enjoyed that Gretchen! Thank you for sharing your great review! Reply

  • Heather Stockton
    April 18, 2019

    I live in Australia and have never heard or seen it anywhere, what else can I try please Natasha 🙂 Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 18, 2019

      Hi Heather! Are you referring to the dressing? Reply

    • Lori Weisberg
      May 15, 2019

      Hello Heather, Natasha has provided you with the recipe “How to make Homemade Balsamic Glaze” just click the Red letters found in the Balsamic Glaze info above. Or go directly to the Pioneer Woman’s site Reply

  • robin gill
    April 17, 2019

    Where can you buy that dressing other than Amazon? What stores carry it? Reply

    • Natasha
      April 17, 2019

      Hi Robin, Fred Meyer and Costco carry it so I am assuming most large chain grocery stores should stock it. Reply

  • AG
    April 17, 2019

    I decided to try this but I think I am not the biggest fan of arugula . It is so spiccyyyyyy! But it was a beautiful salad and one of the kids did enjoy it . Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2019

      Hi Anna, arugula does give off a “peppery” taste. If the arugula is fresh is should be less “spicy”. We love how simple it is to throw this together if you experiment with other greens, we would love to know how you like that! Reply

    • Natasha
      April 17, 2019

      Hi AG, try using a baby arugula and the fresher the better which tends to be less peppery. Reply

  • Taylor
    April 17, 2019

    This looks absolutely amazing! So fresh and love the added balsamic glaze! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 17, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Taylor! Thank you for that awesome review! Reply

  • Bree
    April 16, 2019

    This salad looks so good! I am going to make it this weekend for Easter brunch, thanks for the great recipe! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      YOu’re so welcome Bree! I hope you love it! Reply

  • Kristyn
    April 16, 2019

    This is my kind of salad!! I love balsamic glaze on salads! It gives it such a nice, yummy flavor! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      We love balsamic! I’m so glad you enjoyed it! Reply

  • Sara Welch
    April 16, 2019

    I love all the colors in this delicious salad! Perfect on a spring day! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      This salad is so perfect for Spring! Thank you for sharing your review with me, Sara! Reply

  • Julie
    April 16, 2019

    What a great salad! This is so refreshing! Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 16, 2019

      I’m so happy you enjoyed that Julie! Thank you for the awesome review! Reply

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