Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Arugula Apple Salad with Citrus Mango Dressing
When we ate this, we sank back in our chairs and agreed it tasted pretty darn close. The peppery bite of the arugula is cut with the tartness of the granny smith apple, the nutty kick of asiago and smoky undertones of bacon...all brought together by the sweetness of the citrus mango dressing. We can't be in Chicago all the time but we can sure enjoy that wonderful salad. If you find yourself in Chi-town, swing by 676 Restaurant and enjoy some great food! In the meantime, make my salad inspired by theirs. Here's what you'll need:
For the salad:
1 1/2 cups arugula (preferably Whole Foods, sadly TJ's was too bitter on this front)
1/2 ounce of asiago cheese, julienned
1 ounce granny smith apple, julienned
1/2 slice of Trader Joe's center cut uncured bacon, cooked & crumbled
Fresh ground black pepper
For the dressing:
4 ounces of Simply Orange with Mango juice
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp basil
1 tbsp olive oil
1/2 tbsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp white pepper
In a small plastic bowl with a lid, combine all ingredients for the dressing. Shake well and set aside.
In a medium bowl, add the arugula and 1 tbsp of dressing. Toss to coat all of the leaves evenly. Plate the arugula, top with julienned granny smith apple, asiago cheese and sprinkle the bacon evenly. Grind some pepper over the top. Reserve the rest of the dressing for use within 1 week, giving a shake before each use.
This is easily one of my favorite salads and I'm not a big salad eater so I hope you like it!
Nutritional Information for entire salad: Calories 134 Fat 8g Sat Fat 4g Poly Fat 1g Cholesterol 20mg Sodium 185mg Potassium 227mg Carbs 10g Fiber 2g Protein 5g Vitamin A 25% Vitamin C 21% Calcium 17% Iron 6%
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