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Monday
Feb252013

Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette


It has been a brutal "sickie" season, hasn't it? Did you read that bit in the news about more people calling in sick to work in January than in any other month in the last five years. Mentally I am so done with being sick. My body has had it, too! All it's been craving is veggie juice and green salads—this salad in particular.

Meyer lemons are in season right now and they really shine in this dressing—but any fresh lemon juice will work.

Baby Arugula Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 

For the Salad

Baby ARUGULA LETTUCE
Mini SWEET PEPPERS, thinly sliced
Red ONION, thinly sliced

For the Dressing
 
1/2 cup fresh Meyer LEMON JUICE
2 tablespoons BALSAMIC VINEGAR
2 large GARLIC CLOVES
1 tablespoon DIJON MUSTARD
1 tablespoon dried ITALIAN HERBS
3 tablespoons melted HONEY
1/4 teaspoon SEA SALT
1 cup extra virgin OLIVE OIL

Directions:

1. Add to blender container all ingredients except for the oil. Cover; blend until smooth.

2. With blender running at low speed, slowly drizzle in olive oil.

3. Toss salad with desired amount of dressing.

Reader Comments (7)

I'm so sorry to hear that you're still not 100%!! And wow, what a startling statistic re: calling in sick. This salad is stunning--sure to make anyone feel better. And my excuse to finally try Meyer lemons!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRicki

I can believe it! Tony caught a whopper with a cough that lasted over three weeks!

When in Boulder I had a wonderful lunch with Elana that included just arugula, salmon, and lemon vinaigrette. So simple, yet so amazing. This salad reminds me so much of that day!

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlisa

Even though we are still in summer here, I understand the need for green and fresh. It really does keep the immune system working well.

February 26, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSuzanne Perazzini

Thank you for the great and healthy recipe! I made this tonight and added chicken and it was delicious!

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commentermelissa

Melissa, so glad you like it! I'll have to take your tip and add chicken. I bet chicken and arugula pair real nice. xoLexie

February 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterLexie

Fresh, crisp salad! Cannot wait to try, especially since it contains the powerful ingredient of garlic!

I love baby arugula, the dressing sounds like it would go really well with the zesty leaves.
Thanks for sharing

March 2, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGineen

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