Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Potluck Recipe #44: Apple and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

By Jeanne Foels, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator

Amid all the meat-heavy meals and rich desserts of this season, all I'm craving right now is something green! This salad fits the bill -- it's light, tangy, the tiniest bit bitter and full of freshness. Best of all, it's easy to throw together, making it perfect for quick meals on busy evenings.

Apple and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Adapted from a recipe on Delish.com
(Serves 8-10 as a side)

1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. chopped thyme
salt and freshly ground pepper
5 oz. baby arugula
3 apples, peeled, cored and very thinly sliced
1/2 cup salted roasted pumpkin seeds
3 oz. fresh goat cheese, crumbled
sea salt

1. In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil with the lemon juice, honey and chopped thyme. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. In a large bowl, toss the arugula with the apple slices and pumpkin seeds. Add the dressing and toss well.
3. Top with the crumbled goat cheese, sprinkle lightly with sea salt and serve right away.

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