Deer Loin with Arugula, Avocados, and Parmesan Cheese

This salad is a satisfying meal in itself. It features perfectly prepared venison loin over slightly bitter arugula with delicious simple vinaigrette dressing. To top it off, we add shaved Parmesan cheese and creamy avocados.

Serve with Easy Vinaigrette Dressing. What could be better?

Deer Loin with Arugula, Avocados, and Parmesan
deer loin with arugula salad

Deer Loin with Arugula, Avocados, and Parmesan Cheese

This salad with venison is a satisfying meal in itself.
Course Salad
Cuisine American


  • 1 venison loin
  • 1/4 cup good olive oil for brushing onto loin
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • Easy vinaigrette Posted
  • 8 oz. baby arugula
  • 4 oz. chunk good Parmesan cheese


  • Preheat oven to 250 degrees.
  • Brush olive oil onto loin then salt and pepper the loin. Brown loin on all sides in a super hot cast iron skillet. Place loin in oven for 5 minutes. Remove and let rest.
  • Make easy vinaigrette dressing. See recipe below.
  • Remove avocados from the shell and remove pits. Cut avocados into 1-inch slices.
  • With a vegetable peeler, slice Parmesan cheese in long, thin pieces.
  • Toss arugula in large bowl with enough dressing to moisten. Divide among 4 plates. Place venison loin, avocados, and cheese among each plate. Sprinkle with salt and serve immediately.
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  1. Tammy Walter says:

    Just made this for dinner and it was fabulous!! Venison was just perfect and the combination of flavors was amazing! I will make this again and again!! Delicious. Thank you!!

    1. Stacy Harris says:

      I am so very glad that you enjoyed it. I haven’t made that for a while. Maybe I will put that on the menu for this week. Please keep in touch and let me know when you try new recipes.

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