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Apple Pecan Arugula Salad




  • 0.25 cup raw pecans
  • 3.5 ounces arugula
  • 1 small apple (1 tart, 1 sweet both peeled, quartered, cored and thinly sliced lengthwise)
  • 0.13 red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1 tbsp. dried cranberries (optional)


  • 0.5 large lemon, juiced (~3 Tbsp)
  • 0.5 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 0.5 pinch ea. sea salt + black pepper
  • 1.5 tbsp. olive oil


  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and arrange pecans on a bare baking sheet.
  2. Bake pecans for 8-10 minutes or until fragrant and deep golden brown. Remove from the oven and set aside.
  3. While pecans toast, prep remaining salad ingredients and add them to a large mixing bowl.
  4. Prepare dressing in a mixing bowl. Add all the ingredients to a mixing bowl to prepare the dressing. Whisk or shake vigorously to combine. Taste and adjust flavor as needed.
  5. Add pecans to the salad. Top with dressing. Toss to combine and serve.


About Us

Market UmbrellaMarket Umbrella is an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3), based in New Orleans, whose mission is to cultivate the power of farmers markets to drive economic and community health in the region. Market Umbrella has operated the Crescent City Farmers Markets (CCFM) since 1995.

Crescent City Farmers MarketThe Crescent City Farmers Market operates weekly year-round throughout New Orleans. The CCFM hosts 70+ local small farmers, fishers, and food producers, and more than 150,000 shoppers annually.