Arugula is our favorite green! We discovered it in Rome many years ago. It is commonly served over in Italy with fresh mozzarella, tomatoes and balsamic vinegar. We fell in love with that salad! The following spring I planted arugula seeds in my garden and from then on, arugula greens have been a common salad at our table. Perhaps you know if by some of its other names — rugola, rucola, roquette, garden rocket, Mediterranean rocket, salad rocket, Roman rocket, or Italian cress. It has a unique peppery taste and many will mix this with other greens because of the strong taste. However, we love the flavor.
For years, I would roast tiny beets from my garden to slice over this salad. However, since I can’t have a garden here in our apartment complex, I have found the next best solution! I recently discoverd fresh steamed beets at our local grocery and it has saved me a ton of time when fixing this salad!
Several months ago I featured this salad dressing and have heard from several of you that you have tried and love it! Here is the website to order, or if you live near an AJ’s grocery, you can buy it there. www.marstonproducts.com Seriously, this salad dressing tastes just as good as homemade. In fact, most guests ask for this dressing recipe! In today’s salad, I also drizzled a bit of balsamic over the top, along with sliced roasted almonds and Feta cheese.
Can you believe how simple this pretty salad is to prepare? (Like maybe 2 minutes??!)