Archive for May, 2009

Arugula Salad, Fresh From The Garden

Posted on: May 27th, 2009 by Botanical Interests 7 Comments

It is salad season! This is a super easy recipe that you can create using items harvested from the garden. It is delicious, and always seems to satisfy on a hot summer day. Enjoy! 

Ingredients:

2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon Mustard

1 garlic glove

1/3 cup olive oil

2 cups of lettuce

1 cup Arugula leaves

1/2 lb. of sliced mushrooms

1 sweet red pepper, sliced

Directions:

Salad Dressing:

In a bowl, mix 2 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar, 1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard, and 1 minced clove of garlic. Add 1/3 cup of olive oil-slowly blend into mixture. Set aside.

Harvest 2 cups of several types of lettuce (tear into bite sized pieces) and 1 cup of arugula leaves. Mix and place on 4 salad plates. Place 1/2 lb. of sliced mushrooms and thin strips of 1 sweet red pepper on top of lettuce. Drizzle salad dressing over top. Enjoy!