I am a big lover of all kinds salads. When I go out to eat I am extremely adventurous, but at home not so. I’m ready to change all that. The main reason is boredom, but right now with fall greens that are filling my CSA box I need to venture out more. Last week a large bag of arugula appeared. After doing a little research on the web I found two great salads.
One from Elise at Simply Recipes and another from Giada. Combining these two salads plus candied spiced walnuts posted by shutterbean from Rachael Ray Magazine this salad got rave reviews. I love the peppery taste of the arugula with the sweetness of the walnuts. It is so good! GI Joe even asked for it the next night, but sorry no arugula.
The dressing is from Elise also. I did found that the amount is more than enough for four salads. Don’t add all of it at once. Arugula is a fluffy green and gives the illusion of needing more dressing than you should add.
- Fresh arugula washed and spun dry
- Beets – I used pickled beets that were drained
- Goat cheese crumbled
- Spiced walnuts
Dressing from Simply Recipes
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- juice from 1/2 lemon
- 1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
- 3/4 teaspoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
Whisk together or put ingredients into a small jar and shake.
I’ll post the recipe for the Spiced Glazed Walnuts in the near future, but for now make this salad. You will be pleasantly surprised!
You might also like:
- Mele Cotte’s Arugula Salad
- Food Blogga’s Roasted Purple Cauliflower and Arugula Salad
- Run With Tweezers’ My Salad Days
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