Arugula Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Arugula Salad with Mandarin Oranges
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The peppery flavor of baby arugula pairs well with sweet, fresh citrus and crispy bacon in this side salad. Arugula is a nonstarchy vegetable that's packed with nutrients. Each cup has just 5 calories and 1 gram of carbohydrate along with 10% of a day's recommended vitamin A and 25% of a day's recommended vitamin K!

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  • Prep time
    15 min
  • Servings
    5 Servings
  • Serving size
    about 1 1/2 cups
Nutrition Facts

Nutrition Facts

5 Servings

  • Serving Size
    about 1 1/2 cups
  • Amount per serving Calories 170

  • Total Fat 12g
    • Saturated Fat 2.3g
    • Trans Fat 0g
  • Cholesterol 10mg
  • Sodium 160mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 11g
  • Protein 5g
  • Potassium 320mg
  • Phosphorus 70mg

Choices/Exchanges: 1 Fruit, 1 1/2 Fat



  • arugula
    5 oz
  • bacon (cooked, chopped)
    4 slice
  • fresh mandarin, tangerine, or clementine oranges (peeled and segmented)
  • fresh orange juice
    1/4 cup
  • orange zest (grated)
    1 tsp
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
    3 tbsp
  • black pepper
    1/8 tsp
  • dried tarragon
    1/4 tsp


  1. In a salad bowl, mix together arugula, bacon, and orange segments.

  2. In a small bowl, whisk together orange juice, orange zest, olive oil, pepper, and tarragon. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.