Close up of Balsamic Dressing being drizzled over rocket salad with shaved parmesan
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Rocket Salad with Balsamic Dressing and Shaved Parmesan

Recipe video above. A classic side salad that makes an appearance on fine dining restaurants and local bistros! It goes with virtually every Western dish, with the pepper flavour of rocket lettuce making it ideal to pair with rich meat-heavy or carb heavy mains like pastas and roasts.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Side Salad
Cuisine: Western
Keyword: Arugula salad, Rocket salad
Servings: 4
Calories: 105kcal
Author: Nagi


  • 150g / 5 oz rocket / arugula (4 big handfuls)
  • 15g / 0.5oz parmesan , shaved finely using vegetable peeler

Balsamic Dressing:

  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 1/2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper


  • Shake Balsamic Dressing in jar.
  • Place rocket in a bowl, drizzle with Dressing then toss.
  • Transfer to serving bowl. Shave over parmesan. Serve immediately.


Balsamic Glaze Option: Just drizzle rocket with extra virgin olive oil, sprinkle with a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss. Then drizzle with about 2 tsp balsamic glaze. Transfer to serving bowl, shave over parmesan.
This version has great little intense pops of flavour against the fresh rocket!


Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 3mg | Sodium: 362mg | Potassium: 138mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 919IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 1mg