Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad

This Arugula Salad with Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Pomegranate is proof that salads don’t need to be boring! Served with a simple lemon dressing, this stunning winter salad is the perfect way to start a dinner party! 

two plates of Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad with pomegranate arils and mint leaves

You guys, this arugula salad is everything! You know when you flip through a food or fashion magazine and you’re like “meh…meh…meh….” and then suddenly you spot it – this recipe, pair of shoes or cute little dress, and you want it, like, NOW?

This is exactly what happened with this arugula salad; it was love at first sight and I had to make it happen SOON, like my life depended on it #dramaqueen.

overhead shot of Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad with lemon dressing on a white plate

Seriously, this arugula salad with chunks of mozzarella and blood orange segments has my name written all over it. Sweet/savory combo, fresh, easy and light…check, check and check! And can we talk about how pretty it is?

The red from the blood orange and the pomegranate against the green from the arugula and the mint is just stunning. Pretty food is even more delicious, did you know that? That’s the truth.

Plus, this easy arugula salad is also really healthy.

two plates of Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad with a wedge of parmesan cheese on the side

Break your salad rut with this Arugula Salad with Mozzarella & Blood Orange:

Salads don’t have to be boring and this arugula salad with mozzarella cheese and blood orange is exhibit A, your honor.

Gosh, I think I watch The Good Wife too much, it’s getting into my head (if you don’t know this show, check it out on Netflix, it’s greaaat).

But just because it’s not boring doesn’t mean that you should spend an hour making it either. Ain’t nobody got time for that.

It’s just a salad after all. Good news: you’ll be done in 20 minutes. Then, just grab a glass of wine (or not), relax and enjoy this healthy and creative arugula salad. Life is good!

Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad Recipe - NotEnoughCinnamon.com #glutenfree #healthy

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Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad

This Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Segments, Mozzarella Cheese and Pomegranate Arils is proof that salads do not need to be boring! Served with a simple lemon dressing, this stunning winter salad is the perfect way to start a dinner party! 

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword arugula salad, blood orange, Christmas dinner, dinner party, easy salad recipes, healthy salads, holidays, lemon dressing, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 264 kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 large handfuls of arugula also called rocket salad
  • 8 oz fresh mozzarella bocconccini 230 g, the one sold in liquid, sliced, then cut into cubes
  • 3 small blood oranges or two large, peeled and chopped - see notes
  • 1/2 1/2 pomegranate seeded
  • 4 fresh mint sprigs about 2-3 leaves each, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 1/2 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 4 tbsp freshly grated parmesan cheese
  • freshly cracked pepper
  • sea salt

Instructions

  1. Arrange arugula on four plates. Top with mozzarella and oranges. Scatter pomegranate and mint. 

  2. Drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil. Grate some parmesan on top and season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To peel the skin and remove the pith of the oranges (the white membrane) at the same time, use a sharp knife and cut the top and the bottom of each orange. Then follow the curve of the orange and cut the peel + pith, going from top to bottom as close to the flesh as you can.

Adapted from Saveurs Magazine

Nutrition Facts
Blood Orange, Mozzarella and Arugula Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th)
Calories 264 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 24mg 8%
Sodium 123mg 5%
Potassium 174mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 6g
Protein 13g 26%
Vitamin A 11.6%
Vitamin C 14.7%
Calcium 29.7%
Iron 2.5%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
This Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Segments, Mozzarella Cheese and Pomegranate seeds is proof that salads don't need to be boring! Served with a simple lemon dressing, this stunning winter salad is the perfect way to start a dinner party! Healthy and easy to make!  #saladrecipes, #dinnerparty, #lightlunches, #lightdinner, #cleaneating

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3 Comments
    1. I’m not sure why but these flavors reminded me of Australia. Maybe because of the combo of mint and pomegranate in a salad? I don’t know 🙂

  1. The color combination of this salad is stunning and this would be the perfect way to start a Christmas dinner! Easy, yet elegant! Love everything about it!

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