Arugula Maple-Tahini Salad

by Nicole
Green Arugula Salad with Maple Tahini Dressing Recipe

Arugula greens are beautiful in a salad bringing it to life with it’s spicy peppery bite to it’s flavour. It traditionally pairs really well elements such as strawberries and pears in a salad, which is why I decided to add a sweet maple syrup to this dressing.

This salad is quick and easy to throw together. You can easily use other ingredients that you have on hand. I always have fresh herbs growing in the garden, so it’s really nice to add some freshly chopped herbs into the mix. Today I chose dill and parsley, but you could use others that you like.

Play around with different combinations of fruit& veggie, herbs, nut & seed combinations, and have fun with it!

Arugula Maple Tahini Salad

I have left quantities out on purpose. Add in as much or as little of each ingredient as you like, to make the size of salad you like.


  • arugula greens
  • cucumber, sliced in half moons
  • yellow bell pepper, julienned
  • avocado, small cubes
  • fresh dill & parsley (about 1 tsp. of each for a small salad)
  • sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds, flax seeds sprinkled on top

Dressing (makes roughly 2 servings):

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 2-3 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp. maple syrup or more, to taste
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Add all dressing ingredients to a blender or jar with lid, and blend or shake until combined.
  • Add all ingredients of salad to a bowl, toss to combine. Drizzle dressing on top. Enjoy!
Arugula Salad Ingredients

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