Favorite Recipe Friday: Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette

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This Arugula Salad from Emeril Lagasse is my favorite no fuss, dressed-to-impress salad.  The shaved Parmesan adds restaurant-like flair and the vinaigrette provides a perfect balance to the bitter arugula. (Plus, you’ll have leftover dressing which is a BONUS.) It’s easy yet elegant, comes together in no time, and is totally uncomplicated.  (I’ve deleted the link because it is no longer working.  BUT, never fear, I found it and have had to ad lib a bit.) Here you go:

Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette

Serves 4-6

 Ingredients:

1/4 cup balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (I like Maille brand)

1 teaspoon sugar

1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

1 clove garlic, finely minced

1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil

12 ounces fresh arugula

2 ounces shaved Parmesan

Directions:

Whisk vinegar, mustard, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic in a small bowl until combined and sugar has dissolved.  Continue to whisk while adding olive oil in a steady stream until emulsified.  Toss arugula in a large bowl with some (to your taste) of the vinaigrette.  Top with shaved Parmesan.

Serving suggestion: Serve along side grilled chicken, fish or steak.  It’s also DE-licious alongside whole grain pasta.

2 thoughts on “Favorite Recipe Friday: Arugula Salad with Shaved Parmesan and Balsamic Vinaigrette

  1. Pingback: Favorite Recipe Friday: Marinara Makeover – True Eats

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