Goat cheese salad with arugula and apple is a refreshing and flavorful dish that combines the creamy tanginess of goat cheese with the peppery bite of arugula and the crisp sweetness of apple. With minimal ingredients and simple assembly, you can create a delightful salad that is both satisfying and visually appealing. The combination of the smooth goat cheese, the vibrant arugula, and the crunchy apple creates a harmonious blend of textures and flavors. Whether enjoyed as a light lunch or a side dish, goat cheese salad with arugula and apple offers a delightful balance of tastes that will awaken your palate. Embrace the simplicity of preparing this salad and savor its deliciousness with each mouthwatering bite.

Goat Cheese Salad With Arugula & Apple

Sonja Overhiser
This arugula goat cheese salad is simple but a symphony of flavor! Apples, pecans and balsamic dressing make perfection on a plate.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 4 people


  • 1 recipe Balsamic Dressing
  • 1 crisp apple
  • 1 shallot
  • 5 oz (8 cups) baby arugula (not standard arugula)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (roughly chopped)
  • 2 oz soft goat cheese (crumbled)
  • sea salt


  • In a medium bowl, make the dressing.
  • Thinly slice the apple and shallot.
  • Place the greens on a plate. Top with the sliced shallot, apple, pecans, and crumbles of soft goat cheese. Drizzle with dressing and top with a sprinkle of sea salt.


Standard arugula has much too spicy of a flavor; look for the small baby arugula leaves like you see in the photo. It comes packaged in the produce section near the greens, or may be available at your local farmer’s market. 
This recipe is courtesy of Sonja Overhiser from A Couple Cooks.

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