Monday, August 20, 2018

Simple Arugula Salad

Let's start off Monday with a salad, shall we?  That's how most of my weeks start off, then eventually, they end up back at queso and chips.

When romaine lettuce got recalled, I was forced to think outside the salad box.  My go to salads usually consist of romaine, kale, or spinach, so I started branching out and I am so glad I did!  I love arugula salads, but it's not something I usually make at home.  I have no idea why; I suppose it just goes back to the simple fact that we are creatures of habit, and I habitually got romaine and/or spinach.  Boring answer, but it's true.

Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon-Mustard Dressing / Midwestern Mama

But now I am living on the edge!  My arugula and I are are venturing out, and this salad is anything but boring.  So, if arugula is not something you typically gravitate towards, here's a simple salad to get you started!



Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon-Mustard Dressing / Midwestern Mama

Salad Ingredients:
8 oz arugula
2 Tbs pine nuts, toasted
2 Tbs grated parmesan cheese

Dressing Ingredients:
1/2 cup olive oil
The juice of 1 (very juicy) lemon (about 1/4 cup)
Zest of 1/2 lemon
2 Tbs chopped shallots
1 Tbs dijon mustard
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper


Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon-Mustard Dressing / Midwestern Mama

I like to toast my pine nuts in a skillet on the stove.  Just turn the heat to medium, and stir them often until they are toasted and have a yummy, nutty fragrance.  They are a great alternative to croutons!

Combine all salad ingredients and toss with the dressing.  Extra dressing can be stored in the fridge.  I love this salad alone or as a side dish!

What's your favorite leafy green of choice?


Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon-Mustard Dressing / Midwestern Mama

Simple Arugula Salad with Lemon-Mustard Dressing / Midwestern Mama




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