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Rocca Salad ( Rocket or Arugula with Parmesan Cheese and Candied Walnuts)

My family dined out at Yummy Restaurant during the festival in our place.  They ordered pork ribs while I ordered rocca salad. This is my home-made version.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Arugula with Parmesan Cheese and Candied Walnuts, Mom Food Blog, Rocca Salad
Servings: 3 people
Cost: $8


  • Pan


  • 2 packs Arugula or lettuce
  • 2 tbsp Shaved parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts
  • 1 tbsp Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 2 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 tsp Balsamic Vinergar
  • Pinch Salt
  • Pinch Pepper


  • Wash and drain arugula or lettuce greens and set aside.
  • For the candied walnuts, place butter, sugar and walnuts in a pan. Stir frequently until sugar caramelized and coat the walnuts, turning it into a candy.
  • For the vinaigrette, add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper. You may add lemon juice if you want.
  • In a salad plate, arrange the arugula/lettuce. Top it with the candied walnuts, Drizzle with the vinaigrette and Sprinkle shaved parmesan cheese. Enjoy!