This is a tasty salad the whole family can enjoy! All of the ingredients are seasonal and fresh to Florida, where they can all be purchased at the Frenchtown Farmers Market.

Florida Arugula, Berry and Citrus Salad

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: Serves 4

Florida Arugula, Berry and Citrus Salad


  • Arugula and Florida Berry Salad:
  • 16 ounces arugula, rinsed and drained
  • 1 dozen Florida strawberries, rinsed and sliced
  • 1 cup Florida orange, peeled and segmented
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Sea salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
  • Candied Pecans:
  • 2 cups Florida pecans
  • ¾ cup natural Florida sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt


  1. Pre-heat a pan on medium heat.
  2. Add the pecans and toast until fragrant, 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Add butter, sugar and salt; stir to coat.
  4. Remove from pan and allow to cool.
  5. In a medium-sized mixing bowl add arugula, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper; toss to combine.
  6. Plate the dressed arugula and evenly add the citrus and berries around the greens.
  7. Add the goat cheese and garnish each salad with candied pecans, serve chilled.

Florida Arugula, Berry and Citrus Salad