Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Arugula, Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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Arugula Strawberry Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

When I first tried Arugula years ago I thought that it tasted the way that rubber gloves smell.  That was bought Arugula - now I grow my own and I absolutely love it! - There is no rubbery flavor when it is fresh from the garden.  It is tender with spicy undertones and simply scrumptious!

I created this recipe one afternoon when I didn't know what to have for lunch - it is the perfect amount for 2 people.

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2 cups Arugula (washed & drained)
2 or 3 large strawberries (hulled, washed, drained & sliced)
1 apricot (pitted, washed, drained & sliced)
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds (I used raw seeds but roasted is good also)
1/4 cup Monterrey Jack Cheese (shredded)

Prepare all the ingredients as listed above (wash, drain slice etc).  Take 2 plates and arrange the Arugula leaves equally spread out on each plate.  Add the sliced fruit on top of the Arugula.  Sprinkle sunflower seeds on top of the fruit and then the cheese on top of that.  Make the dressing. 

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Poppy Seed Dressing
1 tablespoon poppy seeds (I used white poppy seeds)
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1/8 cup Light Olive Oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
Measure all ingredients and pour/place in a Mason jar (or any container with a tight fitting lid).  Shake until the sugar is dissolved (make sure that the lid is on tight first!!).  Pour half of the dressing on 1 salad & the second half on the other salad. 
Serve immediately & ENJOY!!

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  1. That lettuce looks so good! No comparison to the pale heads of lettuce at the stores.

  2. Hi! I'm following your link from A Humble Bumble!

    Great idea for a salad. With the diet that I'm on, I'm very tired of spinach, so this will be a delicious change. ")

    Thanks for sharing!

  3. I have seen a variation of this and my husband is most intrigued .. he's the salad guy :)

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

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