4.25.2012

Simple Arugula Salad

Simple arugula salad

I am seriously itching for spring and summer produce right now. A couple weekends ago, I convinced Jeff we should head over to Ward's Berry Farm in Sharon, Mass., to see what they had. Of course we got there and they didn't have much on the shelves yet--it's still a bit early. I did manage to find some arugula, and I made a simple salad with it that will hopefully tide me over until the shelves are overflowing with freshly picked produce.

To make the salad, I simply washed and dried the arugula and placed it in a large bowl. I topped it with thinly sliced red onion. Then I squeezed some lemon over the greens and drizzled in some olive oil. I tossed the greens, topped them with quartered cherry tomatoes and shaved Parmesan cheese, and seasoned the whole thing with a little kosher salt.

Simple arugula salad with red onion


It definitely made for a light, springy salad. We had it along with some grilled pesto chicken and veggies.

What produce are you most looking forward to finding at your local farm stand or farmers' market?

23 comments:

  1. Arugula is one of my favorite greens! I love the sound of this fresh-flavored salad! I can't wait for sugar snap peas. When they're really in season, they are SO sweet!

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  2. Simple salads like this are the best! I used to not care for arugula but I've come to love it in the past couple years... Delish combo of ingredients here!

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  3. I can't wait for corn on the cob and strawberries!

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  4. This is just the kind of salad I love to make this kind of year... and you can add lots of wonderful things to it like cheese or grilled shrimp.

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  5. Ward's Berry Farm!!! I've actually never been to the farm but they were a vendor at the market last summer and they have awesome baby tomatoes and berries. I NEED to go this summer

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  6. Amazing tomatoes and amazing corn. You should come out... we're also right near Crescent Ridge... amazing ice cream!

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  7. FunandFearlessinBeantownApril 25, 2012 9:39 AM

    I'm really looking forward to fresh tomatoes!

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  8. I had a mealy tomato in a salad the other day. ick. I definitely can't wait for them!

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  9. I am looking forward to lots of tomatoes and asparagus!

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  10. YUM. i'm pretty much excited about everything! i can hardly contain myself ;)

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  11. Emily @ A Cambridge StoryApril 25, 2012 11:40 AM

    My Siena Farms CSA always recommended we dress arugula simply with lemon and bare essentials - just like this. Looks like a great, easy meal!

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  12. Our CSA is from Ward's. I promise come June you'll be over the moon when you see their lovely fruits and veggies.

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  13. We're signing up for a CSA this spring/summer, and I cannot wait. I'm eager to try some produce that I would never even think to buy normally - as well as some new ones I've never tried!

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  14. Looks great! You should check out the Langwater Farmstand on Rte. 138 in Easton near Hilliard's Candy. They always have a lot of great stuff to choose from.

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  15. Whoa! We just drove by there tonight, and I was immediately curious. Now I know we'll have to go back and check it out!

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  16. I am craving all kinds of salads like this one! And I'm in a hurry for all that produce to hit the shelves too!

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  17. I'm feeling the same. I'm a strawberry addict, and I cannot wait for some good ones! I'm starting to see asparagus, but it's still not that great.

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  18. I can't wait for some good tomatoes and corn, among other things. But I love a simple arugula salad like this!

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  19. I've been looking for rhubarb recently. I love rhubarb and it's only in season for a few weeks. Our CSA starts soon and I can't wait!

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  20. christinefreshlocalandbestApril 28, 2012 3:56 AM

    I love your spring salad! It's amazing how the addition of very thin slices of fresh onions and fresh shaved Parmesan cheese can add to a salad.

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  21. Sometimes I really crave a night light plate of greens just like this one! This warm weather is also making me want to visit the farmer's market.

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  22. I am so ready for farmer's market produce too! I love zucchini in the summer. Super thin slices of fresh onion are perfect for a salad. I always feel as though they overpower, but this fixes it!

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  23. YUM. Love tomatoes!
    I want to find sorrel, but will be busy the next three weekends ;(

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