The incomparable flavor of arugula can easily be overpowered by a strong salad dressing. The best way to accentuate its wonderful flavor is to use only a light dressing of lemon juice and olive oil with a sprinkling of Parmesan cheese.
1 head Boston lettuce, washed and spun dry
1 bunch arugula, washed, stems removed, and spun dry
Вј cup olive oil
1ВЅ tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
Salt to taste
Freshly ground pepper to taste
- Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and each arugula leaf in half, and place the greens in a large salad bowl.
- Sprinkle on the olive oil. Toss to coat. Sprinkle on the lemon juice and toss well. Sprinkle on the Parmesan cheese and toss again. Season with a little salt and freshly ground pepper and serve immediately.
NOTE: The size of a lettuce head and a bunch of arugula will vary, so use your judgment as to whether or not you need more or less dressing.