Happy Monday, all! Today we have another recipe for a simple, flavorful salad. Drumroll please for: Strawberry Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette!
OK, so this salad sounds sups fancy because it has ingredients much more exotic than the stereotypical wah-wah iceburg salad with its watery leaves and cucumber and tomatoes and croutons and ranch. I mean, for one, it’s got a dressing that contains the juice of blood oranges. Yes, please blood oranges with your ruby flesh and your beautifully nuanced flavors! And arugula! I’ve been obsessed with you and your peppery freshness since you helped me create the AH-mazing Arugula Quinoa Salad with Baked Pears and Meyer Lemon Vinaigrette.
Feta, you’ve been my homegal for years; you’re a staple in my house, and I love ya and your tangy savory self. Walnuts: you’re pretty much a rock in my book. You make salads and granolas and quinoa bowls and oatmeal heartier and more filling.
Lastly but not least-ly: strawberries, you’re the classic, classy-lady of berries. I mean, who doesn’t love you?
Here I go, personifying my food – I can tell it’s a Monday morning.
Anywho, long story short: this Strawberry Arugula Salad with Blood Orange Vinaigrette is delicious and quite easy to make. Including the dressing, it contains only seven ingredients – that’s it! I can handle a seven-ingredient recipe at the start of a hectic week – especially one as standout as this one.
-4 cups tightly-packed arugula (1 5-oz. package)
-1 16-oz. package of strawberries, stems removed and sliced
-1 1/4 cups walnuts, roughly chopped (I simply crush them in my hands)
-1 cup crumbled feta
-1/2 cup olive oil
-1/4 cup balsamic dressing
-1/4 cup juice of blood oranges (from about 3-4 small blood oranges or one large one)
Toss the arugula with the strawberries, walnuts, and feta. To a mason jar or another such container with a lid, add the dressing ingredients, throw on the lid, and shake well. Toss the salad with the desired amount of dressing, and that’s it – you are done! Get ready to enjoy this scrumpti0usly vibrant salad. Makes 3-4 servings.