I made an arugula salad for the first time since culinary school. I never really liked arugula as it has a peppery taste. I decided that since my pallet has probably changed over the years I’d give it a try. This salad really surprised me. I really liked the spicy flavor of the arugula with the lemon.
This is very basic and easy to make. It’s a different take on a healthy salad. Great for lunch or served with dinner! Give it a try.
Lemon Arugula Salad
10 oz arugula, thoroughly washed
6 grape tomatoes, cut in half
2 T shallot, minced
2 T chopped candied pecans
2 T crumbled feta cheese
1/2 Lemon, juiced (more or less to taste)
2 T olive oil (Good quality) (more or less to taste)
Directions: Add arugula, tomatoes and shallots to a medium bowl. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with salt and mix well. Separate into 2 bowls and top with feta and pecans and serve.
Notes: You can add extra toppings to this salad or use balsamic and oil. I just liked the lemony flavor with the spice of the arugula.