Zingy Citrus Rocket Salad

on-the-go salad that's perfect for weeknights
rocket citrus salad avocado grapefruit
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Get your greens with this light and refreshing weeknight-ready salad. Arugula is a beautiful bitter green that can stimulate the release of bile from the gall bladder to improve digestion.

Zingy Citrus Rocket Salad

Serve alone as a dinner salad, or alongside herbed fish fritters for a company-ready dinner.


  • ½ lemon, juiced

  • 2 tbsp olive oil

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar

  • ½ tsp Dijon mustard

  • 1 tsp maple syrup


  • 4 cups arugula

  • ½ grapefruit, cut into segments

  • ½ avocado, sliced

  • dash of paprika for garnish


  1. Add dressing ingredients to a small mason jar and shake until combined.

  2. Toss arugula with dressing and transfer to plates.

  3. Top each serving with grapefruit segments and avocado slices.

  4. Finish the salad with a little salt and pepper to taste, and a dash of paprika.

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