arugula salad with strawberries & blue cheese

this began as an entirely different recipe, but as we discovered the goat cheese was moldy contents of our fridge, it sort of…evolved.

at that point, only the dressing remained.  & it is lovely, light & delicious with the sweetness of perfectly ripe strawberries.  this dressing goes oh so well with the pungent blue cheese & peppery arugula, but i dare say it wouldn’t be half bad drizzled over a scoop of vanilla ice cream as well.

ARUGULA SALAD WITH STRAWBERRIES & BLUE CHEESE

12 strawberries, divided
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon honey
kosher salt
4 oz arugula
1/3 cup blue cheese, crumbled
1/4 cup pine nuts, toasted in a dry skillet until fragrant

in a blender, puree 4 strawberries, the balsamic, olive oil & honey until smooth & thickened. season with a little kosher salt.

thinly slice the remaining strawberries & move to a large bowl. add the arugula, blue cheese & pine nuts. toss together to combine. add enough dressing to coat (there will be some leftover) & toss until the ingredients are all thoroughly dressed. alternatively, divide the salad ingredients between 4 individual bowls & drizzle dressing over top. serve & enjoy.

adapted from serious eats

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One Response to arugula salad with strawberries & blue cheese

  1. Sounds amazing. I’m coming over for some now… 🙂

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