Pear Arugula Salad


Taylor Farms Arugula has a variety of delicious uses in the kitchen, but this sweet and savory salad recipe may be among the best. Fresh arugula is topped with sweet, tangy sliced pears, flavorful blue cheese, crunchy walnuts, and a perfectly sweet and zesty honey mustard vinaigrette you can whip up with some common ingredients you likely already have on hand. It tastes incredible, looks pretty darn fancy, and takes just a few minutes to prepare. Enjoy!



  • 4 cups Taylor Farms Arugula
  • 2 pears, sliced
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, roughly chopped

For honey mustard vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper, to taste

Add all ingredients to a mason jar and shake until blended.


  1. Prepare the honey mustard vinaigrette and set aside. 
  2. Arrange arugula in a serving dish and top with pears, blue cheese, and walnuts. Drizzle with honey mustard vinaigrette; toss together to combine. Serve and enjoy!


The Many Talents of Arugula

Need to use up some leftover arugula leaves? Or just looking for different ways to enjoy this peppery leafy green? Try out these ideas for incorporating arugula into some familiar dishes:

Sauteed – Spinach isn’t the only fresh green that you can saute. Fresh arugula is excellent when sauteed with a nice olive oil, red pepper flakes, and thinly sliced garlic—and it only takes a few minutes from start to finish. For even more flavor, top the sauteed arugula with freshly grated parmesan or asiago cheese.

Pizzas – Whether you’re tossing it on to some delivery pizza or making your own at home, fresh arugula is always a welcome addition to your favorite pie. If you want to get even fancier, toss your arugula in a tiny bit of lemon vinaigrette before placing it on your pizza.

Soups – Arugula is delicious in vegetable soups, especially if it has a tomato-based broth. Simply toss some leaves in your piping hot bowl of soup to slightly wilt the arugula and provide some added flavor and texture.

Pastas – Just as with soups, throwing some fresh arugula into your finished pasta will ratchet up the flavor. You can also add it to your sauce, but be sure to wait until it’s in the final moments of cooking.

Sandwiches – Need to change up the routine of your usual homemade sandwiches? Try swapping out your usual greens for some arugula—especially if you’re making a panini or grilled cheese. Delicious!

Pestos – Whether you’re a little tired of basil-based pesto or just looking for something different, substituting arugula in your next batch of pesto will create new and exciting depths of flavor.

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