Arugula Salad with Fruit Ale Dressing

Arugula Salad with Fruit Ale Dressing

This recipe makes a lot of dressing; extra can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to two months and used on other salads.

  • 4Servings


  • 24 oz. fruit-flavored ale, such as UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 large bunch arugula (8 oz.), trimmed and washed (4 cups)
  • 1 Fuji or other sweet red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans


1. To make Fruit Ale Dressing: Bring ale to a boil in 2-qt. saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 to 25 minutes, or until liquid has reduced to 1/2 cup. Cool.

2. Whisk together ale reduction, maple syrup, and mustard. Slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. To make Arugula Salad: toss arugula with 2 Tbs. Fruit Ale Dressing, then garnish with apple, raisins, and pecans.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 143
  • Carbohydrate Content: 18 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 2 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 33 mg
  • Sugar Content: 12 g