Salatat Jarjeer (Middle Eastern Arugula Salad)

salatat jarjeer (middle eastern arugula salad) on a decorative plate with a side of lemon

I cannot count the number of times I had this salad on my recent trip to NJ. I have always enjoyed Salatat Jarjeer as I am a big fan of textures, acidity, and arugula in general. I however almost forgot about this salad until recently when almost every household I visited in NJ made this salad to accompany dinner. That is when I knew I had to make this when I got back and share it with you guys. It is just so simple but so good especially if you love a strong citrus flavor as I do. It pairs well with seafood especially but just as good with anything else. It is definitely worth a try!

salatat jarjeer (middle eastern arugula salad) on a decorative plate with a side of lemon
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4.67 from 3 votes

Salatat Jarjeer (Middle Eastern Arugula Salad)

This Arugula salad is super easy, tangy, and delicious. It has crunch from the walnuts, acidity from the fresh lemon juice and sumac, a subtle zing from the red onions, and a peppery flavor from the arugula. All these flavors create a dynamite bite!
Prep Time5 minutes
Cook Time5 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: Middle Eastern
Keyword: Arugula Salad, Fufus Kitchen, Middle Eastern arugula salad, Salatat Jarjeer
Servings: 2 people
Author: Heifa


  • 4 cups Fresh Arugula or 2 large handfuls
  • 1/3 cup Roughly chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 A medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  • 1 Fresh Lemon's Juice
  • 1 tbsp Sumac
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  • First, combine the thinly sliced red onions with the sumac, olive oil, fresh lemon juice, salt & pepper. Mix and let it sit together for 5 min.
  • Then, combine the arugula with the walnuts.
  • Add the onion mixture to the arugula and walnuts and stir together. Season with salt & a dash of pepper.
  • Taste and see if it needs any more acidity. Enjoy alongside any protein or meal!
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  1. 5 stars
    I love rocket, as we know it here in Australia . . . and I am certainly hoping to prepare this very easy recipe soonest ! Do not use nuts in my salads nearly often enough . . . and sumac has long been a favourite! The whole seems rather a moreish side for the salmon as shown – thanks !

    1. Hi Rabia, you would have to enter each ingredient and see that way through my fitness pal. I don’t have the calorie intake at the moment.

  2. 4 stars
    Made this for Thanksgiving lunch & loved it! It gives a nice citrus flavor. The only thing I’d do different next time is not add a full lemon juice.

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