a plate of arugula with pine nuts, lemon dressing, red chili flakes and pecorino
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Spicy Arugula Salad with Pecorino, Lemon and Olive Oil

A simple 6-ingredient spicy arugula salad made with peppery arugula, shaved Pecorino cheese, pine nuts, red chili flakes, lemon juice and olive oil! Makes for a perfect starter or side.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, arugula salad, pecorino, salad recipes
Servings: 2 servings
Calories: 235kcal
Author: Jamie Silva


  • 2 cups arugula
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 ounce pine nuts
  • 2 tablespoons shaved Pecorino cheese
  • 2 teaspoons freshly-squeezed lemon juice


  • Place arugula in a large bowl. Add olive oil, red chili flakes, pine nuts, and toss until well combined. Finish off with shaved pecorino cheese and lemon juice. Enjoy!


*The beauty of this recipe is that it needs no recipe. I've never actually measured the ingredients for this recipe but I've given you a starting point. Feel free to add more Pecorino, red chili flakes, pine nuts, or lemon juice as desired.
Inspired by La Fresa Francesa.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 235kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.9g | Protein: 2.7g | Fat: 15g