With most of the ingredients in the title of this refreshing starter salad, it can be whipped up in five minutes flat.

RocketBaby Arugula and Radicchio Salad with Pear is as fresh and simple as you can get, yet it tastes amazing and is a great start to almost any meal. Also known as Rocket, baby arugula is deceivingly spicy, so you don’t need much of it. Just toss it in a bowl with a simple dressing, crack some pepper over top, tong out onto a plate and serve. We added some pears to balance the spiciness. 

Serves: 2
Prep Time: 10 minutes


  • 2 large handfuls of fresh baby arugula (washed and dried)
  • 3/4 cup of radicchio (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 fresh anjou pear
  • Fresh parmesan (for shaving)
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • Sea salt and peper



  1. Add extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice to a bowl (you can also add a tbsp of water to this if you want a thinner dressing)
  2. Spoon in dijon and season with salt and pepper
  3. Vigorously mix together using a fork or a small whisk


  1. Put the baby arugula and radicchio into a large bowl 
  2. Shave a bit of parmesan over top
  3. Drizzle dressing overtop (however much you think you’d prefer)
  4. Toss the salad
  5. Using tongs, divide the salad onto two plates
  6. Gently place a few slices of pear over each pile of arugula, shave a little more parmesan overtop, crack on a touch more pepper and serve



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