Tuesday, June 11, 2013

grilled plum & arugula salad

This is the salad dish that I made on Bella earlier this morning. Thanks to everyone who watched and requested for the recipe! Like I said, when it comes to salads & dressings I usually stay away from measurements because you can use as little or as much as you want. So feel free to change it up if you like.

Also you don't have to restrict yourself to plums. You can use caramelized apples and/or pears, grilled peaches and/or apricots and many other fruits! Anyway, hope you like it as much as I do.

grilled plum and arugula salad

1 tsp honey
1 tbsp dijon mustard
2 tsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
salt and freshly ground pepper
freshly chopped dill and thyme

a bunch of fresh arugula (or rocket)
a bunch of fresh baby spinach
2 tbsp (or more) toasted pine nuts
1 plum, thinly sliced
crumbled fresh goat cheese

For the dressing, combine honey, dijon mustard, lemon juice, extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper, dill and thyme in a medium bowl. Whisk until slightly thick. Set Aside.

In a medium saucepan over low heat, lay the plum slices and grill for 1 to 2 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate and set aside.

Pour one or two tablespoons of the dressing into a salad bowl, coat the bottom and sides of the bowl, add in arugula, spinach and pine nuts and toss to combine (you can use tongs or your hands!). Transfer to a plate, top with grilled plums and few crumbles of goat cheese. Yum!

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