Roka Salata (Greek Arugula Salad)

My favorite green salad to order while in Greece; now we make it at home.

Roka Salata 🇬🇷(Greek Arugula Salad) full recipe is on: HungryHappens.Net

♬ original sound – Stella Drivas

If you live in Greece or have visited recently, you know this is the salad being served in most restaurants – apart of course, from Greece’s Horiatiki Salata. That’s the number one salad of Greece, hands down. This one is still super popular, really easy to make and SO delicious.

roka salata

There are so few ingredients on this list. Feel free to add in avocado or olives. But just know this is the way we eat it in Greece. A few substitutions are that you can use sun dried tomatoes instead of the cherry tomatoes. You can also use pine nuts or pecans instead of the walnuts.

For the dressing I used a small amount of mayonnaise, not for the flavor, but to keep the oil and vinegar from separating. It is totally optional though.

roka salata

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roka salata

Roka Salata (Greek Arugula Salad)

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes


Balsamic Dressing:

  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 tbs balsamic vinegar
  • 1-2 tbs honey
  • 1/2 tsp mayo (optional)
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 5 oz baby arugula
  • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 2 oz shaved kefalotiri or parmesan cheese
  • 2 tbs balsamic glaze


  • Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small glass. Taste and adjust if needed.
  • Assemble your salad in a large bowl, pour on the dressing and toss to coat. Drizzle the top with balsamic glaze and serve.


The mayo in the dressing is optional. We use it not for the taste but to help prevent the vinegar and oil from separating.
You can use nut, like pine nuts or pecans.


Calories: 380kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 483mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 1533IU | Vitamin C: 33mg | Calcium: 256mg | Iron: 2mg
Author: Stella

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