Thursday, March 3, 2011

Arugula Salad

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Arugula belongs to mustard greens family and is very pungent when compared to normal lettuce.So I have paired it with strawberries,cape gooseberries which are perfectly complemented with each other.All the flavors like the pungency from arugula is well balanced with the sweetness and tartness of strawberries,gooseberries and balsamic-honey vinaigrette.A liberal dose of EVOO and dijon mustard have added their own flavors to the salad.

Ingredients:
2 cups Arugula leaves(roquette lettuce)
6-8 strawberries,sliced
10-12 cape gooseberries,halved
1/2 zucchini,quartered and thinly sliced
1 medium cucumber,peeled,quartered and thinly sliced
a handful of black olives,chopped
1/4 cup of toasted walnuts

for dressing:
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil(EVOO)
1 tsp balsamic vinegar
1/4 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp dijon mustard
1 garlic pod,grated
2 tsp honey
3/4 tsp coarsely ground pepper
salt to taste

Method:
  • Clean the greens,vegetables and fruits and chop them as mentioned or according to your choice.No need to chop the arugula leaves,just trim them,wash and drain them to remove the extra water.
  • Arrange the leaves in a wide serving plate and drop in the rest of the sliced vegetables,fruits,nuts and nuts.
  • In a small bowl,mix all the ingredients required for dressing and whisk in until everything blends well.Chill the dressing until its usage atleast for half an hour.
  • During serving pour the dressing over the bed of salad or mix in the dressing with the salad and serve.It tastes best when eaten fresh.
Serve it with bread,soup or pasta or as a meal itself.

Note:
You can use colored bell peppers or cherry tomatoes in the salad.

40 comments:

Saraswathy Balakrishnan said...

Can u pls pass me that bowl..feeling hungry:) Very healthy and yummy looking salad dear...

Swathi said...

Arugula salad looks delicious.

Unknown said...

yummy salad and healthy too.thanksfor stopping by.u have a lovely spaceGlad to follow u.

Lifewithspices said...

Looks divine , gooseberries addition gives a kick to the salad..

Jeyashris Kitchen said...

Very flavourful and yummy salad. nicely presented.

Priya Srinivasan - I Camp in My Kitchen said...

Very Healthy!!!!!

Indian Khana said...

Looks colourful and yum

Rekha shoban said...

colourful n healthy salad!

Padmajha said...

What a delicious blend of ingredients for a salad.I would not mind feasting on such a yummy salad :)

Priya Suresh said...

Very colourful salad, i wont say no to this refreshing salad..

notyet100 said...

dressing sounds so good,,

Puja said...

Oh..i love arugula n this salad looks so colorful n refreshing!!


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Suman Singh said...

I never say no to Salad and this one loooks so fresh and yumm! I love the dressing!

Hamaree Rasoi said...

nice, colorful and refreshing salad

Deepa
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Finla said...

I love salades like this and yours look colorfull and so yumm.

Sushma Mallya said...

Lovely salad Prathibha, I am sure it must have tasted awesome with walnuts and strawberry ..Yum!

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Looks so beautiful and absolutely healthy too.

KrithisKitchen said...

Healthy and colorful... Lovely clicks!

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Hema Mahen said...

Love the salad, looks colorful and the dressing sounds good.. very Italian

Harika baratam said...

Yummy dish looks woderful and tasty too.

Sravs said...

Very colorful and healthy salad !!

Jayanthy Kumaran said...

very colorful n healthy...
Tasty appetite

Unknown said...

Colorful n healthy salad

Savi-Ruchi said...

I am very hungry after seeing that plate. Wonderful Prathibha!

Sunshinemom said...

Nice! I like this salad! Where did you find them, Pratibha? I have been looking all over town and haven't spotted them in any of the GN outlets.

Reshmi Mahesh said...

First time here....you got a lovely space...
The salad looks great and colourful...

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Unknown said...

colorful and yummy....love the ingredients!
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Cham said...

Quiet colorful and appetizing salad!

Raks said...

Thats colourful and sound healthy!

AJ said...

Yumm! I adore aragula!!

Lakshmi said...

One pleasing thing about salads are they look bright and colorful enough for someone to lure :D . Salad looks yumm..

Shama Nagarajan said...

yummy delicious salad

Valarmathi Sanjeev said...

Beautiful and colorful salad, looks yummy.

Laavanya said...

I really like peppery arugula too. Salad looks very good.

Tina said...

colourful salad...

Indrani said...

Arugula salad looks wonderful..I've shared an award with u, pl. collect it from my blog

Unknown said...

wow very colorfull salad looks so inviting.my type of salad.

Padma said...

Colorful and healthy salad. Nice dressing.

Miri said...

Thats one beautiful salad!

Gites In Normandy said...

This is one of my “default salads”. Can’t tell you how many times this salad makes it to the table for guests or.. just me. It is appropriate for almost any meal, and depending on size can be a meal in itself.

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