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Bright Arugula Spring Salad

Kelly Favara
A spring time arugula salad brightened with blueberries, red peppers, and hearty roasted brussels sprouts. Finished with fresh lemon, this arugula salad is filled with antioxidants!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 40 mins
Total Time 45 mins
Course Main Course, Side Dish
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Italian, Keto, Paleo, Spring Season, Whole-Food, Whole30
Servings 4 servings


  • Sheet Pan
  • parchment paper
  • large salad bowl


Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • 1/2 pound brussels sprouts cleaned and quartered
  • 1/2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1 pinch black pepper

Arugula Salad

  • 5 ounces baby arugula
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 zucchini thinly sliced into quarters
  • 1 handful blueberries washed and dried
  • 1/4 red bell pepper diced
  • 2 slices red onion thinly sliced and halved
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon goat cheese crumbled, optional*
  • 1/2 large lemon
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch fresh cracked black pepper


Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • Preheat oven to 400°F. Wash and clean brussels sprouts and remove ends. Slice into 4 quarters and place onto a parchment lined baking sheet. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix the sprouts with your hands or a spatula to evenly season. Bake for 35-40 minutes until sprouts are golden brown and crisp.

Arugula Salad

  • In a large salad bowl, place arugula and lightly toss with salt.
  • Top the salad greens with remaining vegetables, including roasted sprouts.
  • Before service, squeeze the juice of 1/2 fresh lemon over the greens followed by extra virgin olive oil. Lightly toss to incorporate. Finish with a crack of fresh black pepper.


  • For a Whole30 compliant salad, do not include goat cheese.
  • To make this a meal, service with grilled shrimp, chicken, or steak.
  • For a quality goat cheese, try Vermont Creamery's Classic Goat Cheese log.
  • Cheese note: Goat and sheep milk cheeses tend to be less problematic for those sensitive to dairy.
  • Don’t forget to tag @Wholesome_Joy on Instagram when making this dish!
Keyword Arugula Salad, Brussels Sprouts, Spring Salad, Springtime Recipes, Springtime Salad