Roka Salad (Arugula Salad)
Recipe type: Salad/Starter
Cuisine: Greek
Serves: 4-6
Roka Salata is traditionally served as just roka (arugula) topped with thin slices of local cheese and dressing. To add more essence to the salad, add walnuts, pine nuts and sundried or fresh tomatoes to the mixing bowl.
  • -6 cups arugula
  • -Kefalotyri cheese, shaved
  • -1/4 cup white vinegar
  • -3/4 cup olive oil
  • -salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional add ins: walnuts, pine nuts, sun dried tomatoes or cherry tomatoes, or shaved parmesean cheese if kefalotyri isn’t available.
  1. Wash arugula and add to a bowl along with sun dried tomatoes and walnuts.
  2. Mix together olive oil, vinegar, and salt and pepper in a bowl.
  3. Toss the salad with the dressing.
  4. Top with shaved kefalotyri and serve.
Recipe by Eleni Saltas at