My husband’s is typically not a big fan of salad but simply eats it because he know it’s good for his health. Several years ago, he came home quite excited after having lunch at his Dutch coworker’s house. He told me the coworker had served a simple and delicious easy Arugula Salad and he absolutely loved it.
My husband then made the salad for me soon after and I really liked it as well, and we eat this salad at least once every other week now. What I like about this salad is that it’s easy to make (it takes about 5 minutes!) and you only need a few ingredients.
Besides Arugula, you are likely to have most of the ingredients in your kitchen already – good olive oil, fresh lemon juice, freshly ground black pepper, salt, and good Parmesan cheese (not from the bottle!). This salad might look simple, but the taste is fairly complex. The peppery bitter taste of arugula accented with tangy lemon juice, and blended with slices of Parmesan cheese is quite addicting. I hope you’ll give this simple salad a try if you like arugula.
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- 7 cups arugla (7 cups = 5.6 oz or 158 g)
- 1.1 oz Parmesan cheese (1.1 0z = 30 g)
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp lemon juice (1 Tbsp = 1 lemon)
- ½ – ⅔ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- ¼ tsp Kosher salt
Gather all the ingredients. Rinse the arugula in cold running water and drain well. Place it in the serving bowl.
- For dressing, drizzle the olive oil, lemon juice, and sprinkle freshly ground black pepper and salt.
- Slice the cheese into 1mm thickness and sprinkle over the salad.
- Toss everything before serving to an individual plate.
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