Recipe: Arugula Salad

August 21, 2011 · 14 comments

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Still getting tons of tomatoes? I also get a lot of organic arugula and other saute greens like the various kinds of kale and bok choy that need cooking. Together, the greens and the fresh tomatoes make a delicious and nutritious side dish. Here’s what I did with them.

Arugula has a lot of nutrition. Eaten with good fats, all the minerals get absorbed and assimilated. Arugula is an excellent source of vitamins A and C, folic acid, calcium, manganese and magnesium. It is also high in potassium, iron, zinc, riboflavin and copper. Remember, minerals need to be in the presence of fat to be well absorbed. Any vegetable should be served with some good fat in the sauce. This will make you healthy and make the vegetable so much more palatable and satisfying.

Arugula Salad

Ingredients

A large bag of arugula or mixed cooking greens

A large fresh tomato chopped

fresh garlic chopped or crushed

extra virgin olive oil (where to buy olive oil)

Ghee or butter (where to buy ghee)

Instructions

  • Rinse the greens in a strainer and cut off any long stems
  • Fill a large frying pan (with a lid) with about 1 inch of water
  • Put the greens in the pan and cover
  • On a medium heat on top of the stove cook until the greens turn a dull green
  • Strain and press out any water
  • Using the same pan, gently heat 2 -3 tablespoons of the olive oil
  • Put in a tablespoon of ghee
  • When the fats are warm saute the garlic for a minute of two until it is fragrant
  • I like to chop the greens up a bit
  • Put the chopped greens back in the pan and mix with the fat and garlic until thoroughly warm
  • Add the chopped tomato last just to warm them up slightly without cooking down
  • Serve

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1 Sanghamitra August 23, 2011 at 9:48 pm

Wow! It looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

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2 Lark August 24, 2011 at 8:54 pm

Thank you so much for linking up to Made it on Monday!

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3 Lark August 24, 2011 at 9:18 pm

Thanks so much for linking this up this week to Made it on Monday!

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4 Gina - Gluten-free Gourmand August 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm

I didn’t know that arugula was so good for you! I am growing some in my garden so I might be eating some tonight. Thanks for the recipe!

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5 Jellybelly August 26, 2011 at 1:52 am

Healthy greens! Great share!

Happy FTF!

The Twerp and I

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6 Pearl August 26, 2011 at 2:52 am

so healthy! Thanks for sharing the recipe :-) visiting here from Food Trip Friday

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7 Cheerful August 26, 2011 at 2:57 pm

looks yummy and healthy…thanks for sharing your recipe! visiting from FTF, hope you can visit me back! thanks and wishing you a great weekend! :)

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8 Sheryl August 26, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Thank You for sharing at Cast Party Wednesday. I hope you come back next week and join me for another yummy party filled with awesome recipes!

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9 Miz Helen August 28, 2011 at 3:53 pm

This looks like a great Arugula Salad, so fresh and delicious. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
Come back soon!
Miz Helen

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10 emily August 28, 2011 at 10:37 pm

HI! Just wanted to let you know you will be featured tomorrow at this weeks Tasty Tuesday party. Please come by and grab a featured button and link up again this week! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

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11 Miranda August 29, 2011 at 12:40 am

Oooh, this looks yummy! Thanks for linking up to Fat Camp Friday. Hope you enjoyed your weekend, see you next time!

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12 Amanda August 30, 2011 at 1:34 pm

Interesting. I tend to add arugula fresh to salads and haven’t had enough so far for a cooked salad. I need to plant more. :)

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13 Bibi August 31, 2011 at 11:28 am

That looks delicious….I am so glad to see that more and more places are starting to sell fresh arugula around me.

Thank you for sharing it at Foodie Wednesday. Hope to see you there today with another great recipe.

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14 Debbie @ Easy Natural Food July 11, 2012 at 2:40 pm

Looks delicious! Another great way to get more greens into our diets. Thanks for sharing this with Summer Salad Sundays, look forward to seeing you again soon!

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