Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Teresa Giudice's 'Amazing Arugula Salad'

Well, after some more horrific episodes of my guilty pleasure (Real Housewives of New Jersey)--aka, self-esteem check, I decided to try another one of Teresa's recipes. She made it on a morning talk show in Los Angelos. For a complicated woman, this was a super fast and easy salad. And not with a lot of 'ingredientses,' as she says. It is exactly the kind of salad we would make on a given weeknight with regular lettuce and a few more vegetables. This arugula version is wonderfully basic, goes with just about any entree, and makes for a refreshing side.

Try it with roasted tilapia and a mixed wild rice medley. I love it and had to share it with you guys. I'll be making it again and again and again. Did I mention it was healthy? Thanks, Teresa. Now please go make up with your family--your fighting is stressing me out.

Adapted from Fabulicious

Makes 4 servings
  • 2 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese
  • Salt, to taste 
  • 6 ounces baby arugula, washed and dried
  • 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved (I used 1 large tomato, diced)

Pour the lemon juice into a small bowl. Gradually whisk in the oil. Whisk in the Parmigiano cheese and season with salt.

Combine the arugula and tomatoes in a large bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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