Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad

This fresh watermelon, arugula feta salad is inspired by summer. When I saw watermelon at the grocery store on sale, I had to bring one home. While I was chopping it up, I had the idea of tossing it into some arugula, mint and citrus dressing. Feta cheese adds a nice savory touch to this salad, but it can be omitted or substituted with another soft cheese. Watermelon Arugula Feta Salad Ingredients 4 cups arugula 1 small watermelon, sliced into […]

Arugula Salad with Sesame-Miso Dressing

If you haven’t ever used miso, you need to wake up and smell the fermented soybeans. OK, it’s better than it sounds. Miso is a salty funky way to add incredible depth of flavor to all kinds of dishes, with a distinctive yet subtle taste that is much more complex than seems fair from a grocery store product. Think of it as Asian umami salt. For this salad I use miso with sesame flavors to make a classic combination of […]

Arugula Salad with Ginger-Miso Dressing and Tofu

News flash: it turns out that if you make a salad that has a lot of hearty, filling ingredients and a freshly made, particularly delicious dressing, you can make a dinner that’s mostly vegetables, low in calories, easy to assemble, and completely delicious. Of course, if you’ve been following my blogging up to now, you’ll know that I’ve already done this with Caesar salad. Twice. So, there’s nothing really new here, except that it’s a completely different salad with largely different ingredients. […]

Arugula Pesto

Brett has a serious thing for arugula. It took me a real long time to get into it with him. It’s a pretty strong herb/lettuce/leaf/green leaf/whateveryoucallit. But I’m kind of into it now. It’s really peppery. And strong. And when you mix it with some spinach and make a bomb salad, well it’s pretty dang good. But I’ll admit, I was still pretty skeptical of the idea of arugula pesto. Once again, my skepticism proved to be way off the […]