April 28, 2009

Citrus and Arugula Salad | Plant Based

I made this refreshing citrus salad for a dinner party. It was so well received my guests asked for seconds. This recipe serves four. Enjoy.

1/2 package of organic or wild arugula from Trader Joe's
2 grapefruits sectioned
2 oranges sectioned
1/2 shallot finely chopped
1 garlic clove minced
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Juice of half a lemon
Salt and pepper to taste

Whisk the last seven ingredients together in a glass bowl and set aside. Section the grapefruits and oranges into a bowl. I did not use the juice from the fruit and chilled it instead to drink later. Pour about 1/4 of the dressing into the fruit bowl and lightly toss. Toss 2/3 of the remaining dressing with the arugula. To assemble the salad, place about five sections of grapefruit at the bottom of each bowl or plate, top with 1/4 of the arugula, and finish with about five sections of orange.

**Note: I did not use all the dressing. Taste the fruit and arugula with the dressing to see how you like it. This will help you decide how much dressing to use.


Ricardo said...

nice citrus salad well done beautiful colours. :) xx

Kim (@ Paper Apron) said...

YUM. Looks as pretty as I'll bet it tastes. Rocket is always my favorite lettuce.

Screamin' Mama said...

That looks yummy! Salad season is almost here!

Pinkfoodie said...

Thanks for checking out my recipe. Your comments are always appreciated. :)

s. stockwell said...

We have so much arugula out in the garden and we can use this idea tonight! Thanks from Santa Barbara, s

the wicked noodle said...

This looks fabulous! mmmmm...sweet citrus and spicy arugula - can't wait to try this!

5 Star Foodie said...

Nice and refreshing!

Kim said...

I love citrus salads, and have grown to love arugula too.

Pinkfoodie said...

s.stockwell - I can't wait to read about your arugula salad. I hope to have a garden in the near future.