Arugula Salad

I don't know about you, but this "being healthy stuff" can be really hard sometimes, and salads are not always my first pick for a meal. Am I the only one?

However, every once in a while I will stumble upon a recipe that just blows my mind and makes me forget that I'm eating a salad. This arugula salad would be one of those recipes.

Prepare yourself for the awesomeness

Here's what you'll need:

  • Arugula
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Goat cheese
  • Pine nuts (or Pignolias, as they call them at Trader Joe's)
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Olive oil
  • Salt

Here is how I make it:

  1. Chop up and cube the zucchini and squash (how much you use is really at your discretion)
  2. Pour the olive oil into a pan and put the temperature to around medium.
  3. Put the vegetables into the pan with the olive oil, stirring occasionally.
  4. Put salt on the vegetables when they start to sizzle a bit.
  5. While you are waiting for the vegetables to finish cooking, pour some balsamic vinegar and olive oil into a bowl and mix it up as best as you can.
  6. Put the arugula into a bowl and drizzle the balsamic vinegar/olive oil combination on top.
  7. At this point, the veggies should be done. Put them on a plate.
  8. If you would like to toast the pine nuts, now would be the time to put them in the pan on the lowest heat setting.
  9. Delicately place the arugula on top of the veggies, and drizzle the remaining dressing on top.
  10. Sprinkle some goat cheese on top of the arugula.
  11. Finally, after about a minute or two, the pine nuts should be thoroughly toasted. Sprinkle these on top of your salad.
  12. Enjoy!

It may take a little longer to make than a typical salad, but it's really not too hard, and the finished product is melt in your mouth divine. It has become a staple in my house. It's really that good.

Well, that's all! Thank you for stopping by, and hopefully I have inspired at least one of you to eat some salad. ;) Now go spread the word!