Arugula, Feta and Walnut Salad

A classy, elegant companion.

Arugula makes a great salad.

This is a great simple salad that wasn’t consciously inspired by anything but my own taste buds. We have it all the time. It can be served in a routine weekday dinner because it takes no time to make; or when you want to impress guests because it’s, well, elegant and the flavours combine well. I make it with chicken dishes mainly, especially roast chicken.

  • 2 – 3 large handfuls arugula
  • 1 small handful walnuts
  • 1/4 cup feta

For the dressing

  • 3 tbsp walnut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

In a jam jar, combine the dressing ingredients. Put the lid on and give it a shake. Set aside.

When you’re ready to serve the meal, but the dressing in a bowl. Add the arugula. Lightly move the leaves until dressed. You may not need all the dressing to dress the arugula. One of the mistakes I typically make with this salad is to overdress the leaves.

Take a handful of leaves and place on the plate. Sprinkle some walnuts on top. Crumble some feta on top.

And you’re done. Go eat.

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Jason Kemp is a geek trapped in a cool guy's body. He hand crafts software for the web and mobile devices. He excels at user interface design, the deadlift and barbecue. He is @ageektrapped across the internet.

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