Cooking · Food · foodie · Recipe · Trader Joes

{arugula salad}

FullSizeRender (19)

What goes better with a big green salad than a big glass of chardonnay?  Nothing!!  It’s called balance.

Until about 2 weeks ago, I had NEVER purchased arugula before.  I’ve had it at restaurants and friends houses, but never used it at home.  To be completely honest, I grabbed it on accident during one of my speed grocery shopping trips.  I was originally really pissed when I realized it wasn’t my normal mixed greens.

But, I don’t waste food.  I will find a way to incorporate it into meals.  Especially fresh produce.  You can’t waste good food like that.

Since, I’ve added it to my morning eggs + every salad combo imaginable + on sandwiches.  Verdict: Love it!

Here’s an arugula combo that was heavenly.  I’m not a big fruit person, but even I was way into this one.  I will be serving this next time I host a brunch or dinner.  It’s a keeper!


Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 cups arugula
  • 1 honey crisp apple, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 5 slices prosciutto
  • 3 tablespoons lemon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • salt + pepper


Once again, I grabbed all these ingredient at Trader Joe’s.  I think they should give me some kind of kick back or something.  


Here’s what you do:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Line baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat.

Bake prosciutto for 10 minutes, till crispy.  Break into pieces.


Add arugula + apple + blue cheese + pomegranate + prosciutto pieces.

In a mason jar add olive oil + balsamic + salt + pepper.  Shake well.  Drizzle over salad.


So easy + so good.  I paired my arugula salad with a big glass of chardonnay + grilled chicken and it was a hit!

Had the leftovers for lunch sans the chard, unfortunately.

What’s your favorite way to use arugula?  Any good recipes?  Please share, since I currently have 2 tubs in my fridge 🙂

Have a great Thursday friends!


xoxo stacyb



2 thoughts on “{arugula salad}

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.