Easy Arugula salad with grapes and peanut butter dressing (vegan)

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This Easy Arugula Salad with grapes and peanut butter dressing might just be one of the best and easiest arugula salad recipes ever created. It barely takes 10 minutes to create this tasty salad…and it’s so incredibly tasty. Think spicy arugula and bell peppers coated in a delicious and creamy peanut butter dressing and accentuated by sweet grapes and fresh basil. It doesn’t get much better than this. Plus, it’s vegan and completely gluten-free, but you will never even think about any of that, because the flavours and textures grab all the attention. 

This easy to make arugula salad can be served as a main dish for a light meal or served as a delicious side dish to any main. It’s loaded with flavours, healthy nutrients and amazing fresh, crispy and crunchy textures…all coated in peanut butter. Yum. 

I was never much of a salad lover growing up. Salads always seemed a little boring and bland, but this arugula salad is far from that. This easy salad might just have been enough to make me a salad lover as a child. It’s definitely made its way straight onto my top favourite salads list.

What’s great about this Easy arugula salad with peppers, grapes and peanut dressing:

  • Just about everything
  • Easy and quick to make – ready in just 10 minutes
  • Healthy and loaded with vitamins, minerals and nutrients
  • So tasty
  • Vegan
  • Gluten-free
  • Soy free
  • Great for parties, picnics and everyday life
  • A crowdpleaser recipe

What to do if you are allergic to peanuts?

If you are allergic to peanuts and still want to make this recipe, there’s several possible substitutes. You can easily replace the peanut butter with almond or cashew butter (if you aren’t allergic to almonds or cashews) and replace the peanut topping with either roasted almonds or cashews. This substitute still adds all the same essential amino acids, not to mention the creaminess in the dressing and the delicious crunchy texture. 

If you’re allergic to all nuts, you can simply replace the dressing with your favourite salad dressing and replace the peanut topping with roasted pumpkin seeds. The pumpkin seeds still adds essential amino acids and lots of extra crunch to the salad.

Can you still make this salad if you don’t have arugula

Yes, you can make the salad and dressing even if you prefer using a different type of salad to arugula. Arugula has a strong and spicy taste that really compliments the flavour combinations in this salad, but if you prefer a more subdued salad flavour then you can absolutely replace it with your favourite type of salad. I’ve also tried using my peanut butter salad dressing with mixed baby salad and it turned out amazing. 

Other salad types that could work well in this salad would be:

  • Romaine salad
  • Baby Boy Choi
  • Fresh spinach 
  • …and really any type of salad you would like to use can work with in this recipe

How is this Easy Arugula salad with peppers, grapes and peanut butter dressing made? It’s very easy. Just:

Instructions

Peanut Butter Dressing

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until it’s completely combines.

Arugula Salad

  • Add the rinsed and dried arugula salad to a bowl along with the grapes, chopped fresh basil and sliced bell peppers.
  • Drizzle the peanut butter dressing on top and combine everything until all the salad is coated in peanut butter dressing. Top with chopped peanut for a little extra crunch and serve. 

Easy Arugula salad with peppers, grapes and peanut dressing (vegan and GF)

This might just be one of the best and easiest arugula salad recipes ever created. It barely takes 10 minutes to create this tasty salad…and it’s so incredibly tasty. Think spicy arugula and bell peppers coated in a delicious and creamy peanut butter dressing and accentuated by sweet grapes and fresh basil. It doesn’t get much better than this. Plus, it’s vegan and completely gluten-free, but you will never even think about any of that, because the flavours and textures grab all the attention. 
This easy to make arugula salad can be served as a main dish for a light meal or served as a delicious side dish to any main. It’s loaded with flavours, healthy nutrients and amazing fresh, crispy and crunchy textures…all coated in peanut butter. Yum. 
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Author Simone – Munchyesta.com

Ingredients

  • 5 oz Arugula Salad Rinsed and dried
  • 1 cup Seedless Grapes Cut into halves
  • 1 Red Bell Pepper Sliced
  • 1 Yellow Bell Pepper Sliced
  • 1 bunch Fresh Basil Chopped
  • ½ cup Peanuts Optional

Peanut Butter Dressing

  • 3 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 clove Garlic Minced
  • ½ tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
  • 1 tsp Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 tsp Chilli Sauce Mild or hot as you prefer
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1-2 tbsp Hot water To make the dressing thinner

Instructions

Peanut Butter Dressing

  • Mix all the ingredients together in a small bowl until it’s completely combines.

Arugula Salad

  • Add the rinsed and dried arugula salad to a bowl along with the grapes, chopped fresh basil and sliced bell peppers.
  • Drizzle the peanut butter dressing on top and combine everything until all the salad is coated in peanut butter dressing. Top with chopped peanut for a little extra crunch and serve. 

Looking for more delicious salad recipes? Try my amazing colourful couscous salad or my easy harvest salad with pears

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