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

  1. Tear the lettuce into bite-size pieces and each arugula leaf in half, and place the greens in a large salad bowl.
  2. 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.