Easy Arugula Salad

Salmon and goat cheese. One of my favorite combinations. Really I would be cool with just the goat cheese, but you can’t wrong with salmon either. I’m not a huge salad person. Being a home chef, I’d rather cook something for real than throw some random veggies together over lettuce and call it a meal. But I have to say, this salad is a winner. It’s light, tangy and loaded with protein and flavor. I can promise this salad becomes one of your favorites after the first bite.

Arugula salad with salmon, goat cheese, avocado with a lemon vinaigrette

Salmon and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad

A fresh arugula salad with salmon, goat cheese, avocado and all the healthy goods you could want.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Lunch, Salad
Servings 1 Salad



  • 1 small Salmon Filet (about 3-4oz)
  • 2 tbsp Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Salt & Pepper
  • ½ Lemon (zested)


  • 2 cups Arugula
  • 2 oz Goat Cheese (softened)
  • ½ Avocado (cubed)
  • 1 Radish (sliced thin)
  • 8-10 Cherry Tomatoes (halved)


  • ½ cup Olive Oil
  • cup Lemon Juice
  • ½ tsp Salt & Pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 400°. Season salmon filet with lemon juice/zest and salt/pepper. Bake for 8-10 minutes skin side down or until salmon is cooked through.
  • While the salmon cooks. Prep vegetables and assemble the salad. Mix dressing ingredients and stir thoroughly.
  • Pick salmon apart with a fork and add to the salad. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Keyword Arugula, Goat Cheese, Salad, Salmon

The Easiest Arugula Salad Dressing 

Only four ingredients and damn delicious. All you need is:

1. Olive Oil

2. Lemon Juice

3. Salt

4. Pepper

That’s it. Tangy and fresh and perfect with an arugula salad. Even better with the salmon on top because of course every piece of fish needs fresh lemon.

Salmon and Goat Cheese

There’s a reason you found this recipe. It’s because you love salmon and goat cheese as much as I do. The key to this dish is simplicity. Don’t overdo it. Cook the salmon with those few ingredients and mix in a little goat cheese and veggies. Share a picture, leave a review and enjoy!