A Salad of Arugula (Rocket), Cherry Tomatoes and Sesame Seed

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins

A delicious, slightly sweet salad.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 20 ounces arugula, picked through, rinsed and spun dry
  • 16 cherry tomatoes, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds (toast in small skillet for 5-6 minutes, until golden and fragrant)
  • Dressing

  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 12 tablespoons red wine
  • 1 12 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • 1 12 teaspoons honey (if you have greek thyme honey you're set!)
  • 13 teaspoon coriander


  1. Put the arugula and cherry tomato halves into a large bowl.
  2. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.
  3. Whisk all the dressing ingredients until emulsified and dress the salad.
  4. Toss well to coat and distribute amongst 4 salad plates.
  5. Sprinkle sesame seeds over top.
Most Helpful

The dressing is perfect for this salad, offsetting the slight bitterness of the arugula and the tartness of the little tomatoes. It does indeed make enough for 4 large salad portions. While I love sesame seeds, I'm not sure they really added a whole lot to the salad. So, for all you cooks who might want to make this recipe and don't have the sesame seeds on hand, you can certainly enjoy this nice salad without them... in my opinion.

Geema June 01, 2003

This salad was delicious. The dressing was key here-I loved the blend of flavors. The sesame gives this nice texture and goes well with the slightly peppery nuttiness of the arugula.

HeatherFeather September 15, 2003

What a great light salad! Never put sesame seeds on a salad, really nice, love it!

mommyluvs2cook June 19, 2014

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