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Quick, Easy Breakfast – Fried Egg with Arugula and Kalamata Olives

Fried Egg with Arugula and Kalamata Olives

Spring is in full swing, and the arugula is growing like a weed on my deck garden. My new favorite (and quick) breakfast is a fried egg on arugula. Every morning I go out and pick 5-6 or the largest leaves, clean & dry them thoroughly, sprinkle with salt and drizzle with a bit of olive oil. Chop 2-3 pitted kalamata olives and fry a fresh market egg (1-2 minutes) to put on top. Easy, simple and delicious!

Arugula Growing in the Deck Garden

Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Corn and Carrots

Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomatoes and CornA light arugula salad for lunch or as a side at dinner time.

Arugula Salad with Cherry Tomatoes, Corn and Carrots

2 cups arugula
1 ear of fresh corn, briefly boiled, kernels removed (or remove kernels first and blanch in hot water
5-8 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
1-2 small carrots, sliced

For the vinaigrette:

5 Tablespoons olive oil
2 Tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
Juice of 1/2 lemon
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon finely chopped red onion or shallot
Freshly cracked pepper and dash of kosher salt


Blend vinaigrette ingredients, taste and adjust as necessary. Toss with arugula, add vegetables and serve.

Farro with Fresh Mozzarella and Arugula Walnut Pesto

Farro Salad with Arugula and Walnut Pesto

I tried out this farro recipe after seeing a recommendation on EcoSalon. It’s very tasty, and great to have for lunch, a snack, or to complement a fresh arugula salad with radish, or the like. I didn’t use all the pesto I made, although I think I should have added more of it to the farro in retrospect.

Here’s a link to the recipe: Farro with Fresh Mozzarella Salad and Arugula Walnut Pesto.

Also, if you need tips on cooking farro, this is the perfect resource: How to cook Farro.