Arugula Salad with Shrimp and Grapes

Arugula Salad with Shrimps and Grapes

I can’t believe it’s been a week since I last posted a recipe. Time flies! My sister and her friend came back in Sydney after their road trip, and they kept me very busy!

About this salad? I know what you think: it’s a strange combination of ingredients. I probably lost you at shrimps + grapes. But you need to trust me on this one. Here is a list (I love lists) of why you’ll love this recipe:
- This salad is really good and fresh.The flavors taste great together. (Otherwise, I would not have posted this recipe and you wouldn’t be reading this post)
- It looks pretty fancy and complicated but it comes together in no time. And the ingredients are pretty basic too. No need to buy mysterious ingredients you’ll only use once.
- You can have this salad for lunch just for yourself or serve it as an appetizer for your lucky guests. Casual or formal, your choice.
- The dressing is perfect! You can’t really taste there’s grape in it but it makes it very smooth and light. I’ll definitively use this dressing recipe for other salads.
- I’m not going to mention that eating salads is a good way of saying  farewell to winter and welcoming spring and summer. Oh apparently I just did.

Now you’re totally into it, right?

Arugula Salad with Shrimps and Grapes

Arugula Salad with Shrimp and Grapes


Prep Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Serving Size: 1/4th

Recipe adapted from Cooking Light
Cal: 217 - Protein: 29.5 - Fat: 4g - Carbs: 17.5g - Fiber: 1.3g - Sugar: 14.2g
WW Old Points: 4 pts - Points+: 6 pts


  • 1/3 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Salad
  • 4 packed cups arugula
  • 1 lb cooked shrimps, peeled and deveined (weighted before being peeled)
  • 1 cup seedless red grape, halved
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon chopped red onion
  • 2 tablespoon crumbled blue cheese
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts


  1. Combine dressing ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth.
  2. Divide arugula, shrimps, grapes and red onion in 4 plates. Drizzle with dressing and toss gently to coat. Sprinkle with blue cheese and walnuts. Serve immediately.
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  1. says

    I am a huge fan of salads but start to get bored with them. I love the shrimp and grape combo! I’ve never tried that before. This salad has summer written all over it! :)

  2. says

    what a funny name! I seems like the italian name ‘rucola’ pronounced in Roman slang
    I thought the name in english was rocket salad

    Great combination of ingredients! Try as well with smoked ham (speck) and melon


    • says

      Ciao Silvia! Non sapevo che ‘rucola’ era romano, pensavo che fosse italiano! Magari perché vado sopratutto a Roma quando sono in Italia :) mi piace molto la combinazione prosciutto + melone, è perfetto per l’estate!

      • says

        Che piacevole sorpresa…scrivi perfettamente in italiano. Vai a Roma x lavoro? Secondo me è la città più bella del mondo.
        In romano i nomi vengono preceduti da ‘a’….a pasta, a bici per questo ti ho scritto che il nome arugula sembra in roman slang.
        Ciao ciao

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