Tag Archives: arugula

Arugula, Mushroom, Basil Salad

28 Feb

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I love basil.

I love anything I can make with basil.

I was watching the Chew on TV and Michael Symon made this with chicken.

I turned off the show and made it immediately with just a couple of changes.

4 big handfuls of arugula

40 basil leaves. Yes, I said forty leaves.

2 diced scallions, just the green part.

One baguette cut into one inch cubes

3/4 cup olive oil divided

Two cloves minced garlic

1/4 cup Parmesan cheese

10 ounces sliced baby bella mushrooms

10 ounce package white sliced mushrooms

1 Tablespoon thyme leaves

salt and pepper

4 tablespoons red wine vinegar

1 1/2 tablespoon honey

One tablespoon Dijon mustard

Toss the bread with the 1/4 cup oil, garlic, cheese and a sprinkle of salt and black pepper

Pan fry the bread till it is toasted and crunchy

Place in a salad bowl

Add the arugula, basil and scallion greens to the bowl

Put 2 tablespoons oil in a large skillet that you used to toast the bread.

Add one package of mushrooms in a single layer

Sprinkle with 1/2 of the thyme

Don’t touch them for 5 minutes or until the bottoms are crisp.

Turn over and brown the other side

Sprinkle with salt and pepper

Pour them over the salad

Do the same with the next box of mushrooms

Pour over the salad

Put the remaining oil in the skillet

Add one tablespoon of Dijon mustard, the red wine vinegar and honey.

Mix well and taste

I added a little more vinegar and honey but taste and adjust to your liking.

Pour the warm dressing over the salad

Add some extra cheese curls on top

This is so delicious.

The original recipe had grilled Dijon mustard chicken on top.

Thank you Michael Symon for a great lunch.

 

 

 

 

 

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Two Minute Salad

9 Nov

Two Minute Salad

This is my go to when I am complaining about making a salad.

One big handful of arugula

One diced scallion  or two tablespoon sliced onion

Ten grape tomatoes

Ten crouton

Two tablespoons crumbled goat cheese

Drizzle balsamic glaze

Add anything else you want but this is a simple delicious salad

Mozzarella Salad

22 Jun

Mozzarella Salad

Fast, Easy, Delicious.

Could I ask for more???

Two big tomatoes or one box of grape tomatoes

Two containers of drained mozzarella pearls

4 to 6 tablespoons olive oil

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 chopped vidalia onion

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon salt

6 fresh basil leaves.

arugula

Dice the tomatoes

Mix everything together except the arugula.

Place the arugula on a plate and scoop four or five tablespoons on top.

Mix together

Save the tomato mixture in a container for more salad, a pizza or garnish for grilled fish or meat.

This can also be mixed in with pasta .

It is so good.

By the way everyone needs to eat it because you reek of garlic and onion.

Chicken Avocado Sandwich

17 Jun

Chicken Avocado Sandwich

I had three small chicken cutlets in the freezer.

Not enough for really anything but a delicious sandwich.

Three small chicken cutlets, pounded so the meat is an equal thickness.

One egg

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1/4 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon salt and pepper

Heat a pan with olive oil

Mix the egg with the garlic powder, salt and pepper

Dip the chicken in the egg then in the bread crumbs

Place in the hot oil on medium high

Cook till brown on one side then flip and cook threw till done.

Three fresh buns

One teaspoon of mayo on each side

One tablespoon ketchup

Three small containers of spicy avocado

Arugula

Sliced onion

Just assemble everything

Buns, mayo, ketchup,avocado,onion, arugula and chicken

Great lunch or quick dinner.

I added a slice of mozzarella cheese and sweet pickles

Lime Avocado Salad

2 Jun

Lime Avacodo Salad

Talk about simple and refreshing, this is the salad.

One cup of chopped romaine lettuce

Two big handfuls of arugula

1/2 chopped vidalia onion

One large ripe diced avocado

One cup of homemade garlic ciabatta bread croutons

The juice of one big juicy lime

1/3 teaspoon garlic powder

1/3 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

3 tablespoons of olive oil

Mix everything together

Add more olive oil if the lime is too tart

Add ins can be shaved parmesan cheese, goat cheese crumbles, feta or diced cucumbers

Great with grilled fish or chicken

 

Chopped Vegetable salad

30 Mar

Chopped Vegetable Salad

Every so often I get tired of lettuce as a salad.

Tonight I just wanted something cold and crunchy and low calorie.

One large seedless cubed cucumber

One container of grape tomatoes

Two cubed red peppers

One small chopped red onion

One handful of chopped parsley or cilantro

One bunch of steamed chopped asparagus

Two handfuls of arugula

Mix everything together.

Serve with your favorite salad dressing.

 

Roasted Leg of Lamb Rollup

18 Feb

Roasted Leg of Lamb Roll Up

I made a great leg of lamb and had leftovers.

Cut the lamb into thin slices and trim off all the fat.

Thin sliced onion

One large one inch thick chunk of feta cheese

Hummus

Cilantro

Arugula

Hot sliced banana rings

Greek yogurt with cucumber and garlic

Flatbread or pita bread

Mix 5 or 6 pieces of trimmed lamb, two slices of onion and 1/4 cup feta cheese

Cook in the microwave till the cheese softens.

Lay the flatbread onto a plate

Spread a layer of hummus on the bread

Add one teaspoon banana peppers

Add all the warm meat, cheese and onion mixture

Add the arugula and one tablespoon of the yogurt mixture

Roll up and serve

Best leftover ever.