Arugula Salad with Fennel, Pear & Shaved Parmesan

An ornate and delicate salad you can make quickly.


Serves 4


  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 fennel bulb, thinly sliced (fronds may be saved for salad garnish)
  • 2 medium pears or 1 large pear, sliced length-wise
  • 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, shaved
  • Juice from 1 lemon
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Note: Spinach can be used in place of arugula and walnuts or pecans may be included for added richness and crunch.


  1. To make dressing, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, mustard, and salt.
  2. Combine arugula, fennel, and pear slices in a large bowl. Add dressing and lightly toss. Top with shaved Parmesan and garnish with fennel fronds.