Apple & Arugula Salad

Apple & Arugula Salad
Apple & Arugula

After the comments I got for my Arugula Salad, I realize that Arugula may not be so popularly known – so let me inform you that it is one of the best salad greens – I am not a fan of lettuce and I far prefer spinach and even more so Arugula as the green salad base – So please if you see some fresh arugula, make a swipe for it :) and you won’t regret it – it contains none of the bitterness that romaine and often red cabbage/lettuce do –

I split the pack I got over 2 days to make 2 different salads out of them – In this recipe, I used apples – Here again, call me an apple snob, but I am not fond of any apple except the following – Pink ladies or Honey crisp – For a salad, you want an apple that feels crunchy, that is juicy, that has a thinner skin, that has a beautiful blend of sweetness and sourness – Fuji, Gala, Jazz etc are a far second to the first mentioned apples – We get the mavu (pasty) kinds in India supposedly from Kashmir – could never stand them – matter of fact, can’t say I’ve tasted any that I liked in india – Apple to me was a cultivated taste that came with eating the Pink Ladies – Those are I believe a product of New Zealand – I could move to NZ just for these, and the untouched, pristine, intensely beautiful scenery would be just a perk (lol)
Pink Lady apples are a dollar per – but totally worth it, but sometimes you may be lucky and hit a sale1

All kidding apart, if you don’t like apples, pick a fruit that pleases you and use that – I love anaar, but we do not find them here :(

Apple Arugula

For individual servings
2 cups of FRESH, washed and dried arugula (all these pack say pre-washed, but I wash them anyway, just in case
1/2 Apple (Pink Lady or Honey Crisp) with skin cut into thin slivers
2Tbsp Cottage Cheese (low fat, small curd)

 Cherry Juice-Mustard Dressing (very low fat)

2Tbsp Pure Cherry Juice (can be substituted with any other 100% juice that is available and liked)
1 squirt (bout 1/4 inch) of Dijon Mustard or other
Whip until mustard is nicely mixed into the juice
Drizzle generously over salad
Grate mozzarella or fresh parmesan (optional)
Dig in :)
This is my second recipe for Valli’s Blogging Marathon  and my theme is Salads and Soups

AA Salad

Check out the other Bloggers in this Marathon

Skills

Posted on

October 24, 2011

32 Comments

  1. Arugula is new to me ,even the pink apple…Thanks for introducing Arugula..
    Happy Diwali to you.

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  2. Arugula is new to me ,even the pink apple…Thanks for introducing Arugula..
    Happy Diwali to you.

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  3. salad sounds interesting, arugula is so new to me..

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  4. yummo!…i could eat a whole plate of it and still eat more!

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  5. Super healthy salad, incredible salad..

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  6. Super healthy..

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  7. very unique salad!

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  8. Super healthy salad, incredible salad..

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  9. More Arugula…Thanks for easing our fears about arugula! It is nice to know that it won't taste bitter…I don't like the maavu apples too… I haven't tasted one here yet! I think I have been eating Gala ones…will try the pink lady.

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  10. Healthy and yummy salad…Happy diwali to you

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  11. Very interesting salad priya..

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  12. I can't believe people might not have heard of arugula, or rocket as we call it in England. It's so wonderful… a beautiful, peppery flavour. I find if you're unlucky to get older rocket then it can be a little bitter and coarse – but young, fresher leaves are incredible! Beautiful salad – I think I'd add some feta cheese in too, but it looks wonderful!

    Charles @ FiveEuroFood.com

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  13. VVV new salad. I am first time hearing about this arugula. BTW happy to know now. salad is unique and i want to know how it tastes. Happy Diwali to you and your family priya!

    Cheers,
    Uma
    My Kitchen Experiments

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  14. Healthy salad…Wish you a very happy diwali Priya..My wishes to your kids, hubby and dad:-)

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  15. arugula is very new to me…looks colourful n interesting…

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  16. healthy nd delicious..

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  17. Arugula is new to me, but salad sounds healthy & delicious :)

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  18. I love arugula too —it sort of has a spicy touch to the firm leaves. Must go really well with apple and cheese… good combo!!

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  19. that's a nice salad, we call arugula ' rocket leaves' here. Happy diwali to you!

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  20. Nice and healthy salad…

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  21. wonderful salad

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