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This plum salad with arugula, blue cheese, cucumbers, and walnuts celebrates the best of summer produce! The combination of sweet and savoury flavours is absolutely delicious. Plus, this easy recipe comes together in just 15 minutes!

plum salad with arugula, blue cheese, walnuts, cucumber

Halfway through August means taking full advantage of the last of summer fruits. One of my favourite ways to enjoy these summer fruits is in salads. Not only are they refreshing and juicy, but the sweetness of fruits pairs so well with savoury salad flavours.

One pairing that goes particularly well? Fruit and cheese. It may sound strange if you’re not familiar with it, but this Plum Salad With Arugula & Blue Cheese shows just how well the two ingredients go together!

Want more summer salad recipe inspiration? Check out my roundup of 20+ easy, healthy summer salad recipes for more ideas!

plum salad with arugula, blue cheese, walnuts, cucumber

How To Make This Plum Salad Recipe

This simple summer salad requires absolutely no “cook time” and is ready in under 15-minutes.

All you need to do is slice up a few ripe plums and cucumbers, which get added to a large bowl along with a few handfuls of baby arugula. Crumble some blue cheese overtop, along with a sprinkle of walnuts.

Finally, mix the dressing ingredients (olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon, garlic, and honey) in a small jar and pour it over the salad. Toss the salad with the dressing, and this plum salad is good to go!

plum salad with arugula, blue cheese, walnuts, cucumber

Make Ahead Option

If you’re making this in advance, I would recommend keeping the dressing separate and only tossing right before eating. This will prevent the ingredients from getting soggy.

Dairy-Free Option

If a dairy-free recipe is required, I would recommend finding a good quality vegan blue cheese substitute. You can find these vegan cheeses in specialty grocery stores, or sometimes at your local Whole Foods. There are even some recipes available online; however, I have not tried any of them myself.

While you could make this recipe without the blue cheese, it would definitely be missing a critical punch of flavour!

sliced plums on cutting board

Plum Nutrition Benefits

I feel like plums are a very underrated stone fruit, and I’m not sure why!

Plums are a source of gut- and heart-healthy fibre, with 1 plum providing 1 gram of dietary fibre. In addition to fibre, plums are an excellent source of antioxidants called polyphenols, which help to promote health overall.

Plums are also rich in micronutrients, such as:

  • vitamin C
  • vitamin A
  • vitamin K
  • potassium
  • copper
  • manganese
plum salad with arugula, blue cheese, walnuts, cucumber

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This easy 15-minute plum salad recipe is a summer treat! Both sweet and savoury, healthy and delicious.
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  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 ripe plums, sliced (can use any type/colour)
  • 1/2 a long English cucumber, sliced
  • 1/3 cup walnuts
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled

Salad Dressing:


  • Wash plums and cucumber. Slice and remove pit from plums, and cut each plum into ~6 slices. Slice cucumber into half-moons. Set aside.
  • In a large salad bowl, add arugula, sliced plums, cucumbers, walnuts, and crumbled blue cheese.
  • In a small jar with a lid, add all dressing ingredients. Shake well to combine.
  • Pour dressing over salad and toss well, adjusting seasonings to taste. Enjoy immediately!


*MAKE AHEAD OPTION: If making this salad in advance, do not add dressing until right before serving. This will prevent the salad from getting soggy.
*Note that you do not have to purchase pre-crumbled blue cheese for this recipe. You can simply break up a block of blue cheese with a knife and your hands!


As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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