Arugula Salad with Mandarin Oranges

Arugula Salad with Mandarin Oranges

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 140

  • Total Fat 8g
    • Saturated Fat 1.5g
  • Cholesterol less than 5mg
  • Sodium 125mg
  • Total Carbohydrate 14g
    • Dietary Fiber 2g
    • Total Sugars 11g
  • Protein 4g
  • Potassium 310mg
  • Phosphorus 60mg

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 (dried)
    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.