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.

Balsamic Glaze dripping off a spoon into a glass jar

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 44 votes
Author: Natasha of NatashasKitchen.com
Arugula salad dressed with balsamic glaze
Arugula Salad loaded with strawberries, blueberries, creamy goat cheese and drizzled with the best balsamic glaze!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients 

Servings: 6 people as a side salad
  • 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

  • Place arugula into a large salad bowl. Top with sliced strawberries, whole blueberries and crumbled goat cheese.
  • 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.

Notes

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

Nutrition Per Serving

92kcal Calories10g Carbs4g Protein4g Fat2g Saturated Fat8mg Cholesterol76mg Sodium166mg Potassium1g Fiber6g Sugar770IU Vitamin A28.5mg Vitamin C72mg Calcium0.9mg Iron
Nutrition Facts
Arugula Salad with Berries
Amount per Serving
Calories
92
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
4
g
6
%
Saturated Fat
 
2
g
13
%
Cholesterol
 
8
mg
3
%
Sodium
 
76
mg
3
%
Potassium
 
166
mg
5
%
Carbohydrates
 
10
g
3
%
Fiber
 
1
g
4
%
Sugar
 
6
g
7
%
Protein
 
4
g
8
%
Vitamin A
 
770
IU
15
%
Vitamin C
 
28.5
mg
35
%
Calcium
 
72
mg
7
%
Iron
 
0.9
mg
5
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American, Italian
Keyword: arugula salad
Skill Level: Easy
Cost to Make: $$
Calories: 92
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*Nutrition information from Dr. Axe and Medical News Today. 

Natasha Kravchuk

Welcome to my kitchen! I am Natasha, the creator behind Natasha's Kitchen (established in 2009), and I share family-friendly, authentic recipes. I am a New York Times Best-Selling cookbook author and a trusted video personality in the culinary world. My husband, Vadim, and I run this blog together, ensuring every recipe we share is thoroughly tested and approved. Our mission is to provide you with delicious, reliable recipes you can count on. Thanks for stopping by! I am so happy you are here.

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  • Debra Bond
    July 9, 2023

    Absolutely love this salad! Great flavor combinations and it’s so easy to make.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2023

      Thank you or your great comments and feedback!

      Reply

  • Debra Bond
    July 9, 2023

    Absolutely delicious! This is my new favorite salad and it’s so easy to make.

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 9, 2023

      Happy to hear that, Debra!

      Reply

  • Virgie
    April 13, 2023

    It looks delicious! Since I don’t care for goat cheese, if I use blue cheese crumbles, would that work?

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      April 13, 2023

      Hi Virgie! Yes, another crumbly cheese would be fine. 🙂

      Reply

      • Nick
        April 15, 2023

        I already have balsamic in another dish. Any other dressing ideas?
        Thank you

        Reply

        • NatashasKitchen.com
          April 15, 2023

          Hi Nick! You can look through some of my other salad recipes to see if there is another dressing you prefer. One that comes to mind is my poppy seed dressing from this salad.

          Reply

  • Donna
    March 26, 2023

    This sounds delicious and I think I’ll try this with spinach!

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 26, 2023

      I hope you love it!

      Reply

  • Robin
    March 25, 2023

    This looks delicious! I’m going to make it for Girls Night! I might use feta (instead of blue) cheese and add chopped walnuts.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      March 25, 2023

      That sounds delicious, Robin! I hope everyone loves it!

      Reply

  • Gizzy
    March 23, 2023

    I love the idea of this salad.
    But what can I substitute for Arugula?..no one in our home likes it.

    Reply

    • NatashasKitchen.com
      March 23, 2023

      Hi Gizzy! You can use another leafy green of your preference.

      Reply

  • Sheila
    May 13, 2022

    I’m making this for a potluck dinner tonight at a friend’s house. I already know I detest got cheese (I wish I liked it) so I will be using Feta instead!
    Natasha, you are a lovely lady… and you have the best recipes! Thanks!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      May 13, 2022

      You’re so nice! Thank you for that compliment, Sheila! I hope everyone loves this salad!

      Reply

  • Maria
    July 21, 2021

    So delicious!! This salad is a keeper!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      July 21, 2021

      Thanks for your awesome feedbac, Maria!

      Reply

  • Jess
    June 30, 2021

    Um had to comment right away. Made this for a lunch with some friends today and it was amazing and so easy. Also red, white and blue. Perfect for the 4th! Thank you for the incredible recipe!

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 30, 2021

      YES!! The perfect salad for the Fourth of July! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Bunny
    June 19, 2021

    Absolutely delicious! Not normally a fan of goat cheese but loved in this salad. Added glazed walnuts.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 19, 2021

      We love it in this salad also! I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

      Reply

  • Nora Tatum
    April 27, 2021

    thanks for this recipe, i am eager to try it! i have grown arugala for mixed salad, and this year i planted more. one thing i have discovered, RABBITS DONT LIKE ARUGALA!! yaaaa!! they chomped up most all my spring greens, so i am looking at a bumper crop of arugala….what other recipes do you have? can you cook it?

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      April 27, 2021

      Thank you so much for sharing that with us! We mostly use it for salads but you can find our Arugula recipes HERE.

      Reply

  • Shyri
    December 28, 2020

    My favorite salad! It’s so fresh and well balanced. Definitely a family favorite!

    Reply

    • Natasha's Kitchen
      December 28, 2020

      I’m glad to hear that! Thank you for your good comments and feedback, Shyri. We appreciate you sharing that with us.

      Reply

  • Jessie
    August 18, 2020

    Hi, nice recipes. I like that tasty-looking salad.You may be interested to know, that in English, arrugula, or roka, or whatever it is in other languages, is rocket or rocket weed. Yes, we have an English name for it it. Rocket or rocket weed is well known in English speaking countries on back forever, so we don’t need to use foreign words for it. So yeah, I like your rocket weed and strawberry, blueberry, cheese salad, but rocket weed it is, not arrugula. Thanks again for your nice recipes.

    Reply

  • Gwen
    June 23, 2020

    Hi Natasha,
    What other cheese besides goat and feta I can substitute? Our family don’t like the smell and textures of these cheeses.

    Reply

    • Natashas Kitchen
      June 23, 2020

      Hi Gwen, I have a note on that above under the subsection: “Can I Substitute Goat Cheese?”. I haven’t tested it with another cheese to advise.

      Reply

    • Mooshki
      June 23, 2020

      I’m guessing they wouldn’t like blue cheese either? You might leave the cheese out and add walnuts or pecans.

      Reply

      • Edith
        August 2, 2020

        Made this tonight and loved it ! I added some candied walnuts that I made .
        I will be making this again 🙃

        Reply

        • Natasha's Kitchen
          August 2, 2020

          That sounds awesome! Thanks for your good feedback, Edith.

          Reply

    • Jenna
      March 23, 2023

      Maybe mozzarella – I bet the little mozzarella pearls would look and taste great in this salad!

      Reply

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