This is a delicious, zippy dressed Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad with an Easy Lemon Dijon Dressing that will have you wanting more. It’s one of our personal favorites and one of our most popular recipes. This salad is so versatile. You can make ahead for meal prep, picnics. I love the vibrant, lemony, salty flavors together. If you don’t care for Arugula, you can use Spinach, or another green, however it will not keep as long as Arugula. You can omit the chicken and add shrimp. It’s a great go to salad.
If you shop at Nordstrom and grab snacks at their Ebar, and this salad seems familiar, it’s because this is what has inspired my version of Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad. I wouldn’t say it’s exact because I have no idea what is in their salad other than I know it has the same basic ingredients. Their version has grape tomatoes and the chicken is poached. I don’t use tomatoes so it keeps longer and I use grilled chicken, however any type of chicken will work; baked, roasted, poached or grilled. It’s something I grab often when I’m in the mall for a quick bite. I made this salad for meal prep during the week for my husband and myself as a healthier option. I make this Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad often. It’s truly one of our very favorites and of my friends as well.
How to make this delicious Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad
So here goes. Cook your pasta al dente, rinse and let cool. I often add a little olive oil to prevent it from sticking to each other.
Once the pasta is cooled, add the chopped chicken, feta, arugula, dried thyme and Easy Lemon Dijon Dressing. Toss and done and done. Super easy, travels well, and a great fridge staple for hungry husband and kids.
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Lemon Arugula Pasta Salad
- 1 tsp olive oil extra virgin
- 1 Easy Lemon Dijon Dressing Recipe in Notes section.
- 4 oz grilled chicken chopped (you can add more chicken if you wish)
- 2 cups Arugula loosely packed
- 1/2 cup feta crumbled
- 1/2 lb Farfalle/Bowtie pasta cooked to package directions
- 1/8 tsp thyme dried
- Cook pasta to package directions. Once drained, toss is olive oil and allow to cool.
- Add remaining ingredients and toss gently.
- Chill for about 20 minutes before serving.