Arugula Salad w/fresh burrata cheese, heirloom tomato & avocado
I usually buy spinach or mixed greens but when we were shopping for pizza toppings, I remembered a pizza I had at Pizzeria Delfina with arugula on top. I liked the simple vinaigrette and the fresh bitterness of the greens on top of my lovely thin crust pizza. We served the arugula salad on the side on pizza night and thought it was a great addition.
The following night, we made the same salad but topped it with some fresh burrata from the 24th Street Cheese Company, avocado from our CSA and heirloom tomatoes from the farmer’s market. Our coffee table picnic also included a loaf of fresh Acme bread, Fra’mani salami and some proscuitto. Meals like this remind me how much I love San Francisco.
The dressing is super easy and adapted from Allrecipes.com:
Arugula Salad Dressing
- 4 cups arugula
- 1-2 heirloom tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
- kosher sea salt to taste
- freshly ground black pepper to taste
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan or Asiago cheese
- 1 avocado – peeled, pitted and sliced
Put it all together, shake and you’ve got the best simple salad! I do this all in my salad spinner for easier cleanup.