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Old 02-15-2007, 03:11 PM   #1
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Arugula and parm salad

I love the slight pepperiness of arugula..It seems to liven up chicken or makes a panini just a little special..This salad is easy, quick, and is a favorite.
I use at least 6 bunches when I make this for my gang. But for 4 people this is fine,
2 bunch of arugula,I rinse several times then wrap in a dish towel to dry, when dry i break of the very ends. Mix, 3-T evoo, about 2 tea. balsamic or more if you want,salt and fresh ground pepper, mix well then pour over the salad, shave or grate some parm over the top of the salad..Here I also add another grate or two of fresh ground pepper (coarse grind) I just put this into a large single salad bowl, but it also is pretty when you do individual servings, when I do individuals, I gussie it up a little as it's usualy for lunch so there is some avocado, a grape tomatoe or 3, if i have left over polenta, I cut it cruton size and then fry it in butter and put it on the salad warm or it can be made into a fried round with the salad on top.Just make sure you try it warm the first time
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Old 02-15-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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I've had this at restaurants before - this sounds awesome, thanks for posting. I also LUV arugula. I love the nutty taste of it.
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Old 02-15-2007, 05:29 PM   #3
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I've had this at restaurants before - this sounds awesome, thanks for posting. I also LUV arugula. I love the nutty taste of it.
Thanks Toots,
I've never had it at a restaurant,the first time I had it was at my m-i-l's
and she showed me how she did it. Then only thing I do different is the vinegar, she used red wine and I use balsamic..
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Old 02-15-2007, 06:26 PM   #4
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I've grown arugula in my garden several times, and I like it too, especially in a mixed spring greens salad. Your salad sounds delicious, Kadesma.
I can't wait for spring!
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Old 02-15-2007, 08:26 PM   #5
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I've grown arugula in my garden several times, and I like it too, especially in a mixed spring greens salad. Your salad sounds delicious, Kadesma.
I can't wait for spring!
Hi Connie and thanks
I have a garden each year, but the summers here are usually so warm that lettuce bolts in no time. I'd like to try some arugula, do you think i can get away with it if I put it where it will get morning sun and afternoon shade?
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Old 02-17-2007, 05:38 PM   #6
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I'd like to try some arugula, do you think i can get away with it if I put it where it will get morning sun and afternoon shade?
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I'm definitely no expert but it doesn't hurt to try.

You always post the most delicious sounding salads!

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Old 02-17-2007, 06:31 PM   #7
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I'm definitely no expert but it doesn't hurt to try.

You always post the most delicious sounding salads!

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Thanks Barb,
I am going to put some arugula in pretty soon. We have salad every sunday as well as during the week, so, I dig around and try to remember things I had as a kid or my grandparents made and make them myself. This one with the arugula, dh's mom use to make on sundays for her boys! The only thing I changed was they type of vinegar.

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I'm extremely fortunate to havea Farmer's Market close to home,where they always have fresh arugula. So I don't need to plant any.
And I agree - the peppery flavour is very special. I love it with goat cheese. It's also wonderful with beetroot.
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I'm extremely fortunate to havea Farmer's Market close to home,where they always have fresh arugula. So I don't need to plant any.
And I agree - the peppery flavour is very special. I love it with goat cheese. It's also wonderful with beetroot.
Hi Clive,
We have a Farmers Market here during the spring and summer..But as I'm fortunate enough to live on 8-1/2 acres I love to grow as much of the things I love as I can. I picked this up from my dad years ago and we use to plant wonderful gardens out back each year. I don't plant as much now as I do it all by myself now, but it's a kind of remember dad thing for me.

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