Killer arugula salad

I seem to be a little recipe happy this week, I guess it’s got to do with Thanksgiving.

I was at the farmer’s market yesterday for some collard greens and I literally bumped into a table with some beautiful arugula (rocket to those of you on the other side of the pond,) and took some home with me.

This is the salad I whipped up thanks to leftovers in the fridge. Arugula is great for the liver  and a perfect green to have when you’re over-indulging in unhealthy excesses. Too many cocktails last night? Have this for lunch and you’ll feel loads better.

You’ll need:

  • 3 or 4 handfuls of arugula, very well rinsed and dried off a little, this stuff can be gritty.
  • 2 carrots peeled and diced
  • 1/2 small onion, diced
  • A handful of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 of a leftover baked sweet potato, cut into bite-sized pieces
  • Some small, red-skinned new potatoes, cut into quarters and boiled until just done, then cooled (I used about 6)
  • About a  tablespoon of young spreadable goat cheese

Get out a nice bowl and add everything but the cheese. Take 2 small spoons and make a few very small clumps of cheese (like a quarter teaspoon each) and add ‘em to the salad.

Now for the dressing:

  1. Take out your mortar & pestle and pour in a teaspoon of extra-virgin, cold pressed olive oil.
  2. Add 1/2 of an oil-cured anchovy and mash it up until you’ve got a paste.
  3. Add a pinch of Celtic Sea salt
  4. Add some more oil, I used less than 1/4 cup total.
  5. Add a squeeze of lemon juice and mix really well.
  6. Taste and adjust to your liking.
  7. Dump over salad right before serving, toss really well and serve.

I wish we had some leftovers, I’d love this for lunch today.

One comment to “Killer arugula salad”

  1. on 25 Nov 2010 at 7:29 pmAlissa

    Wow everyone! Happy Thanksgiving! :) :) :)
    Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays, and every year I like to get into the mood-extend the holiday, since it were-by reading “Thanksgiving novels.” Not surprisingly, these stories are mostly about family and friends, about coming together to heal old hurts and giving thanks for the gift of love. … *
    Are You Better Off These days Than You Had been ten Yrs Ago?

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