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Orange Arugula Salad

Recipe from Two Peas and Their Pod

Hearty salad made with arugula, orange slices, brown rice, green beans, avocado, pistachios, and feta cheese. Toss with a simple sweet and tart dressing and you have a beautiful, delicious, and fresh salad!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: arugula, orange
Servings: 8
Calories: 248kcal


For the Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup olive oil or avocado oil
  • 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 green onion, sliced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 clove garlic
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, taste

For the Salad:

  • 2 cups fresh green beans, washed, trimmed, and cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice, cooled to room temperature
  • 2 large oranges, peeled and sliced into thin rounds or segments
  • 1 large avocado, sliced
  • 1/2 cup shelled pistachios
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste


  • First make the dressing, in a small bowl, combine the oil, rice wine vinegar, lemon juice, green onion, Dijon mustard, honey, garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk until well combined. You can also put all the ingredients in a jar with a tight lid and shake. Set the dressing aside.
  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3 to 4 minutes or until green beans are tender but still crisp. Don’t overcook. Drain the green beans and put in a large bowl of ice water. Let them sit in the ice bat for 5 minutes. Drain well and pat dry.
  • In a large serving bowl, add the arugula, brown rice, oranges, avocado, pistachios, feta cheese, salt, and black pepper.
  • Drizzle with dressing and gently toss until combined. Serve immediately.


Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 425mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Vitamin C: 27mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 1mg