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Salad with Arugula & Cherry Tomatoes

Juicy cherry tomatoes, spicy arugula, and creamy avocado tossed in a tangy balsamic vinaigrette is the perfect healthy side dish! Vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, nut-free. 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: vegan
Servings: 4
Calories: 430kcal


  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved.
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 1/2 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 4 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 ounces shaved Parmesan


  • Put the halved tomatoes, chopped arugula, diced red onion, basil leaves, and avocado chunks into a large mixing bowl. 
  • In a small bowl, whisk the vinegar, olive oil, maple syrup, garlic, Italian seasonings, salt, pepper, and lemon juice until well combined. Pour the dressing over the tomato salad. Gently mix the salad until the dressing has been evenly distributed. Garnish with fresh basil.


You can prep the dressing early if you want to, just wait until right before you serve the tomato salad to dress it.