I love arugula!  Not everyone does because it has a very strong flavor, but hey its not stronger than the it’s hip kale counterpart.  You can put arugula in everything!  Wilt it in a soup, serve it raw with lemon and olive oil, put it on a sandwich.  It’s just so good! It’s peppery and kinda lemony.  Give it a try.

I don’t know about you, but if I get the main course cooked I feel like I won a prize! I can barely think about sides and salads, especially if they take any brain power.  This salad is an awesome no brainer salad.  It literally takes about 4 minutes.  And, you can make it while you are preparing the main course and yelling at your kids to help set the table or feed the dog or do their homework, is that only my house? Anyway, you can put this salad together and because the arugula is so hearty it can sit with the dressing on it for 20-30 minutes and it won’t affect the taste.  I have to do things when I think of them or I will get busy and forget. So, if I think to put the salad together I need to do it NOW.  I make it and put it on the table to wait for the rest of the meal-check, done!
You really do not have to measure the ingredients to this salad.  Just adjust to your liking.


Arugula Salad

Serves 4-6

1 bag baby arugula
1 lemon, juiced
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
1/4 cup sliced or shredded Parmesan cheese

In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the dressing ingredients together-lemon, oil, salt and pepper.  Whisk until the mixture comes together.  Taste and adjust-add more lemon or more oil or more salt....

In a salad bowl combine arugula, walnuts and dressing.  Garnish with Parmesan cheese.  Serve!