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Smoky Arugula and Apple Salad

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 15 min
  • Active: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 to 6 servings
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1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard

1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil 

Kosher salt

1 apple, such as Fuji or Pink Lady, halved and cored 

5 ounces baby arugula

1/2 cup chopped smoked almonds 

1/4 cup dry ricotta cheese (see Cook's Note)


  1. Whisk together the mustard and vinegar in a large bowl. Drizzle in the olive oil, whisking until the dressing is emulsified. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  2. Using a knife or mandoline, thinly slice the apple into half-moons. Add the apples to the dressing and toss to coat. Add the arugula, smoked almonds and 1/4 teaspoon salt; toss to coat. Dollop the ricotta over the top and serve immediately.

Cook’s Note

The ricotta cheese can be substituted with goat cheese, feta or any other creamy, crumbly cheese you have on hand.