Tender baby spinach, lemon herb croutons , grated carrots, mini cucumbers and roma tomato. Blended peppery arugula and garlic vinegarette with a hint of lemon, and a drizzle of olive oil.
WHAT’S GOING ON HERE
Baby spinach is a tender green full of vitamins and minerals. Its a sturdy enough green that it holds well to time, toppings and dressing and doesn’t need to cooking or much altering.
Dried or old bread makes for a great crouton. A little acid and oil dressing with a pinch of your favorite herbs is all you need to toss your croutons in.
Carrot + Mini Cucumbers
Carrots and mini cucumbers add crunch and earthiness to the salad it adds a nice contrast to the tender greens and the tangy vinegarette.
Arugula vinegarette is a fresh peppery dressing made from pulverizing a fresh bunch of arugula in a blender to make it nice and smooth. After that the dressing is enhanced with fresh garlic, a slice of red onion and a squeeze of lemon then emulsified with olive oil.
TIPS & TRICKS FOR THE BEST Spinach Salad, Lemon Croutons & Peppery Blended Arugula Vinegarette
preparing the salad
prepare the salad by placing the sturdy baby spinach at the bottom, followed by the carrots, red onions, mini cucumbers and lemon croutons. Place the salad bowl in the refrigerator to chill before serving. once ready to serve add the freshly toasted and cooled croutons over the top of the salad followed by a drizzle of arugula dressing.
making the croutons
use your favorite bread to make croutons. old bread works great since it takes on the oil and lemon it is tossed in so well
making the vinegarette
arugula vinegarette is a fresh peppery dressing made from pulverizing a fresh bunch of arugula, slice of red onion and a few cloves of garlic into the blender. once blended the veggies are lightly enhanced with a little salt and pepper. a squeeze of lemon to help keep the green bright and a slow steady stream of olive oil to add volume and emulsify the dressing.