Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Fresh Rocket (Arugula) Salad



Arugula leaves are "amazingly low in everything you don’t want, especially calories, fat, saturated fat, and cholesterol. It is, however, loaded with crunch and packed with fiber vitamins A, C and K, and other nutrients, including potassium." 
Funny fact: "Arugula may even boost your romantic life! Evidence suggests that the minerals and antioxidants packed into dark, leafy greens are essential for our sexual health, because they help block absorption of toxins that dampen the libido." (30 foods under 40 calories with recipes, Health.com) 


       Enjoy this light but energetic and filling salad! Satisfaction Guaranteed!







Servings up to 4 as a starter, or 2 if it's dinner.

Ingredients:
One bunch of Rocket leaves (also known as Rocka or Arugula), 4 calories per cup
8 fresh mushrooms
1 big ripe avocados (Ripe avocados will peel easily and are soft, yet still firm and not squishy.)
100g of goat cheese
Seasoning:
1 full tbsp of Grain mustard
One lemon
4 tbsp Olive oil
One pinch of Thyme

Cookware and Cutlery:
A sharp knife
Lemon squeezer
A deep square dish

How to Prepare:
Wash and Cut: Wash the Rocket leaves and dry delicately. Wipe, peel, and slice thinly the fresh mushrooms, but do not soak into water because they absorb water like a sponge. Peel the 2 avocados and cut in cubes. Cut the goat cheese into small-to-tiny cubes, making it resemble to crumbles.
The Seasoning: Squeeze the juice of one lemon; add 4 tablespoons of olive oil, one full tablespoon of grain mustard, and a pinch of thyme. Mix well.
And Finally: Lay the rocket leaves in the dish. Add on the avocados and the mushrooms. Pour the sauce over and then sprinkle the top with goat cheese.

Tip: You can add decorticated shrimps too!





2 comments:

Anonymous said...

i have tried it yummy very tasty!!! i added a pinch of basil in the sauce it added a mediteranen taste to the salad.

ELSA said...

Yeah the basil matches really well the salad, it gives it a slightly aromatic flavor! And thanks you just reminded me, I added to the salad a pinch of thyme and I forgot to mention it here! Going to update it now :) xx