Friday, October 05, 2012

Recipe: Salad. It's What's for Dinner.

It's official. I love ruby red grapefruit (or any citrus for that matter) in my salad. Last night we again paired ruby red grapefruit with arugula.
 

Arugula, Grapefruit, & Walnuts topped with Roquefort and Shiitake Dressing

When cubes' dad visited earlier in the year, I discovered I'd picked up arugula instead of spinach. Not one to panic, I simply reached for my trusty copy of The Flavor Bible: The Essential Guide to Culinary Creativity, Based on the Wisdom of America's Most Imaginative Chefs (*affiliate link) and discovered I had ingredients in the fridge and pantry that would work with arugula. We enjoyed the salad so much, that I stopped by Sprouts yesterday and picked up more ruby red grapefruit. Here's the salad that we served cubes' dad and that we enjoyed last night.
 

  • 4 cups Arugula
  • 1/2 Ruby Red Grapefruit, peeled and divided
  • 1 ripe Avocado, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon (Tbsp) capers, rinsed
  • 4 ounces Roquefort cheese, crumbled
  • Optional 1/4 cup walnut halves
  • 3 Tablespoons (Tbsp) Annie's Naturals Shiitake and Sesame Dressing

 

How do you discover crowd pleasers in your house?
 
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2 comments:

Miss B. said...

I'm a bit crazy for grapefruit (or citrus for that matter) as well! I need to get a copy of the flavor bible as I would think arugula + grapefruit would be too bitter but if you are giving it the thumbs up I must give it a go!

Eden Hensley said...

Grapefruit and arugula by themselves might not work -- I haven't tried that. I tied the two flavors together with the creaminess of an avocado or Roquefort cheese. I think the avocado and cheese add the balance.

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