Monday, February 24, 2014

Arugula Parmesan Salad (our go to side dish)

Everyone, I mean everyone, I make this for asks for the recipe. Isn’t that just the best feeling when you know you made something that will soon appear on your friend’s table for dinner? Okay, it is the best feeling to me, anyway. This is so quick, delicious, and tastes like you spent forever making this special side dish. Best thing is, it whips up in about 45 seconds! Yee-haw! I looooove that.

Arugula Parmesan Salad (our go to side dish)

1/3 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese
5 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 teaspoon finely grated lemon peel
4 cups (packed) baby arugula
1 cup halved cherry tomatoes(if desired)

Mix first 4 ingredients vigorously with a whisk. Season dressing with salt and pepper. Transfer to bowl. Cover; chill up to 3 days. Combine arugula and tomatoes in large bowl. Toss with enough dressing to coat.

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Serves 4 as a side dish