Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette (+cooking video!)


While I usually HATE salads, I love me some arugula. It’s honestly the only green I will eat and I eat it with almost every meal to get in extra greens into my diet. And this salad is a salad I would eat every single day!

But enough about salads. Let’s Bachelor it up! Remember, I’m an episode behind so this is from last week! So far, the women have gone around the world…First, to Lake Tahoe. Now, to Fort Lauderdale. They are all truly worldly at this point. The episode kicks off with Arie taking Chelsea on a date. Chelsea is the mom of the group. Chelsea says, “I’m excited for him to get to know Chelsea, not just the mom he knows me to be.” He’s never met your child or seen you with him. So he doesn’t know you as a mom. But now he knows you like to talk about yourself in the third person. They go on a date on a giant yacht. Score. When I was in the Caribbean in the summer on a catamaran, I kept seeing a yacht and it had 4 people on it with 8-10 staff waiting on them. I don’t think those people even had to wipe their own asses when they were on that yacht. Livin’ that butt dream. Anywho, they yacht around and then they go to some old car warehouse to have a fake dinner and then they are serenaded by some super hot chick with great eyebrows. I’ve always dreamt about having a date in a Grease Monkey. So romantic.

Next up, the group date…in a bowling alley. Arie does a little Big Lebowski licking the bowling ball skit that made me sick to my stomach. I’ve never seen The Big Lebowski but I know deep in my heart that Arie isn’t doing the movie justice. And then the group date is off and Krystal becomes a crazy competitive person. I’m pretty damn competitive. Yesterday, a guy at the gym was right next to me through the entire workout and all I could think was, “Just you waiting mother f*cker, I’ll catch you.” And I did. I even try to not get that way but I always do in CrossFit. But Krystal gloats big time. And Arie makes it worse by saying that whatever team wins the game gets to go to the cocktail hour, and the other team can just go to hell. Krystal goes into full on competition mode with bowling ball star in her eyes and prayers before the game. Who prays before a bowling ball game? Weirdos, that’s who. Well, her prayers were answered and they win. But Arie goes back on his word and says all the woman can still go to the cocktail hour…but Krystal is PISSED. She storms off saying Arie is a liar and packs her bags while refusing to go to the cocktail hour. Typical teenager behavior. And when she doesn’t show up to the cocktail hour, Arie does exactly what she wants him to do and goes to her room to hug her. I feel bad saying anything about Krystal because I think she has some big time issues, hence why she talks like a therapist at all times, but she’s making it easy for people to hate her. I saw a meme the other day about how to stay on the Bachelor is to please the producers and she’s really proving that meme is so incredibly true.

PaleOMG Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette

During the group date, Arie does what he does best…he makes out with EVERYONE. He even takes Becca to his room to make out with her and she puts her shoes on the white couch. It’s quite offensive. Krystal ends up coming back to the group date to make a speech about how she felt attached hurt. She’s exhausting. She loves speeches but she’s just not good at them. The only other thing that happens is Lauren takes him aside to ask him 21 questions. Even though BeKAH is 22, Lauren seems 12. And Arie loves it. The younger the girl seems, the more he’s into her. Something that Arie does at every group date that annoys the sh*t out of me is he picks up the rose then says how much he likes someone, but then gives the rose to someone else. How pissed would you be if you were that first girl?!

PaleOMG Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette

Next up, Tia’s date. Tia’s date is straight out of a horror film. They start off by going to the everglades on an airboat to see alligators and the thousands of dead bodies that have been dumped there. If anyone tried to take me to the everglades, I would call the cops right then and there. Do not, I repeat DO NOT go on a date in the everglades. That’s bad news. But Tia loves it. She feels like she’s at home in Arkansas. They end up going to some dudes creepy house in the middle of the everglades where he serves frog legs and deep-fried corn. HOW IS THIS A REAL DATE?!! And where did they find this dude to offer up his house where he obviously kills people?! You suck, ABC production team!

When they sit down to have their frog leg dinner, Tia goes on about how she grew up in the church and faith is very important to her. But as soon as she finds out that Arie isn’t religious, she’s totes cool with it. Tia, if faith is important to you, you don’t have to settle for someone who doesn’t have those same beliefs. And that’s coming from someone who isn’t religious. But instead, Tia tells him that she’s falling in love with him. She’s the first to do it out of all the women…because it’s been 2 damn weeks and it’s the first time they’ve even hung out. I think Raven gave her the advice to say she’s falling in love quickly so the audience feels bad for her and she can become the next bachelorette. Nice movie, Tia, nice!

The episode ends with the Krystal show. The producers love her so much because she says thinks like “Haters gonna hate” and “I’m done. That was glitter. GLITTER.” She also mentions that, “I wasn’t hiding in my room…I was investing in myself.” I know Krystal sounds crazy, and is, but I understand that line. I invest in myself every weekend when I stay home instead of venturing out instead the anxiety ridden bars. I get you, Krystal. Kind of. And even though Krystal is crazy, Kendall asks a true psycho question…”Would you try human meat?” Kendall says eating human meat is a curiosity of hers. Stop it, Kendall. Knock it off. This kind of reality show isn’t for you.

At the end of the show, Krystal gets the last rose (duh) and he sends home Maquel (who literally just got back from her grandpa’s funeral), Marihk (the Kardashian twin) and Ashley which makes sense because none of us know who she is. I miss Maquel already. She had great hair.

PaleOMG Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette


Apple Arugula Walnut Salad with Rosemary Vinaigrette

  • Author: juli


  • For the vinaigrette:
  • Juice of 2 lemons (a little over 1/3 cup)
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 teaspoon finely minced fresh rosemary
  • For the salad:
  • 1 16-ounce container of arugula
  • 1 medium honey crisp apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnuts


  1. Place all ingredients for the vinaigrette in a jar then shake well to combined.
  2. In a large bowl, toss together arugula, apple, red onion, pomegranate seeds and walnuts, then add your dressing to preference. Toss to combine then top with freshly cracked black pepper.
  3. Serve immediately.

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19 thoughts on “Apple Arugula Walnut Salad w/ Rosemary Vinaigrette (+cooking video!)”

  1. Okay – first, I love your bachelor recaps. They’re the best. And second, THANK YOU for being another fit/healthy human being who hates salads (but loves arugula). So tired of feeling like my healthy plate isn’t healthy enough because I don’t order salads!!

  2. I have never watched an episode of the bachelor in my life (my sister and niece watch it religiously however), but I do find your observations and commentary about each week’s episode to be absolutely hilarious as you do a great job of describing the ridiculousness of it all.

  3. Can we talk about that spastic cheer that Jenna did before the bowling started?? I love Jenna’s energy, but that cheer made me feel awkward sitting on my couch.

    1. THE BEST!! she’s so freaking weird and I really feel like the producers are holding back with not showing us more of her. she’s definitely the drunk of the group but ABC is all PC now after the bachelor in paradise shenanigans. it’s bull.

  4. I love every bit of it! Ditto on Ft Lauderdale, I mean is the Bachelor franchise experiencing hard times? Why not Key West or South Beach? Who says, oh hell yeah, let’s hit up Ft Lauderdale!!

    As for Tia’s date, I agree, that was awful. But apparently she was down for it because I think she’s down for anything if it involves Arie. I really think she’s too good for him too.

  5. Is there an app we can just drop your on line recipes in to??? I have your books but not all of the recipes I use from you are in the published books. The screenshots I take to preserve your stuff is a pain! Plus I’m a tad bit freaked someday you might stop your job and everything will be lost forever. Yeah I’m a freak.

  6. I made this salad last weekend…and again for the next 5 days! Haha!! I love how all the flavors mix together – it’s amazing!

  7. OMG! I totally brain farted and used thyme in the dressing instead of rosemary!!!! Still delicious, and a great side to your teryaki sticky wings!!!

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