– Handful of mixed lettuce and large leaf arugula
– Red and sun gold cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
– 1 small or 1/2 large jalapeno, coarsely chopped, somewhat de-seeded
– Warmed pinto or Rio Zape Heirloom Beans
– Crumbled feta or cotija cheese
– Olive oil
– Kosher salt & black pepper
1. Gather vegetables from the garden. Clean and dry thoroughly in strainer or salad spinner.
2. Slice & chop vegetables.
3. Place lettuce pieces on plate. Lightly toss with a pinch of kosher salt. Add cherry tomatoes and drizzle a bit of olive oil over the top.
4. Place ~1/2 cup warmed beans (strained with slotted spoon) next to lettuce.
5. Add jalapeno over the top and sprinkle with cheese and black pepper.
6. Serve immediately.
A 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.
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.
Posted in Lunch, Salad, Snack, Spring, Summer, Vegetarian
Tagged arugula, farro, fresh mozzarella, pesto, salad, tomato, walnut