Arugula Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette

I  mentioned last week I’m all about keeping dinners simple, especially during the week, and this salad is as simple as it gets. It literally takes minutes to pull together. I love throwing together a simple green salad to serve alongside grilled meat with veggies or even rice for a balanced and healthy dinner.

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Arugula is one of my favorite leafy greens, with its strong peppery flavor, and it’s a nice change from other greens such as spinach and kale. Arugula is loaded with antioxidants and is a rich source of vitamins and minerals.

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The dressing is perhaps the best part to any salad and this champagne vinaigrette gives this one a nice smooth finish.  It’s light and flavorful with a touch of sweetness that balances out the peppery flavor from the arugula nicely. This salad is simple, yet elegant enough for a dinner party, and best of all it’s healthy, fresh and flavorful.

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Arugula Salad With Champagne Vinaigrette
 
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 5 oz.. container Arugula
  • ¼ cup slivered red onions
  • chunk of Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Champagne Vinaigrette:
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 3 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • ½ cup good olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey
Directions
  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, garlic, vinegar, and honey. While whisking, slowly add the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Store dressing in a jar with a lid.
  2. Place the arugula in a large salad bowl. Add in the red onions. Using a vegetable peeler, shave sheets of Parmesan cheese onto salad.
  3. Serve salad on to four individual plates. Drizzle with dressing and serve immediately.
 

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By | 2018-06-01T09:37:53+00:00 March 31st, 2015|Dairy & Soy Free Sides, dressings, Food, Salads, Sides|8 Comments

8 Comments

  1. Tawnie Kroll March 31, 2015 at 3:08 pm

    mmmm perfect Spring time salad!

  2. Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine March 31, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    I love all vinegars so I am loving this dressing!

  3. Rachel@ Athletic Avocado March 31, 2015 at 7:09 pm

    That vinaigrette looks so simple and easy to make! I wanna try that! 🙂

  4. admin March 31, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    It’s so simple and so good

  5. Katie @ Mom to Mom Nutrition March 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    I love this salad + dressing! I’m with you. A simple salad + grilled meat or fish makes the ultimate weeknight meal!

  6. admin March 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks.

  7. admin March 31, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    Thanks. I hope you have a great week

  8. admin March 31, 2015 at 8:11 pm

    Yes! Quick, easy and healthy

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