Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Arugula with Simple Lemon Vinaigrette

For those days when you are pressed for time and lack creativity, here's a great simple salad that you can throw together. It's perfect as a starter or as a side to basically anything. Or, throw in some grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a meal on its own. In that case, add cherry tomatoes and toasted pine nuts for an extra punch of flavor and texture.

  • 4 cups arugula, washed and dried
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • juice of one lemon
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the garlic, olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, with a pinch of salt and pepper.
  2. Combine the arugula and Parmesan cheese in a larger separate bowl.
  3. Toss with enough dressing to coat.

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