Aunt Millie's Arugula Salad
Aunt Millie brought this salad to Grandma’s house many years ago. There were several ingredients that I had never incorporated into a salad, but are truly delicious together. Give this one a try!
4 Cups Arugula, Washed & Dried
½ Red Onion, Thinly Sliced
1 Cup Dried Apricots, Cut into Small Pieces
1 Cup Walnuts
2 Tbsp. Butter & 1 Tbsp. Dried Cumin
6 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
2 Tbsp. Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Lemon Juice
1 Tsp. Dried Oregano
¼ Tsp. Salt & ¼ Tsp. Black Pepper
In a large bowl, combine the arugula, red onions and dried apricots. Separately, in a small skillet over medium heat, melt the butter and add the walnuts and dried cumin. Saute for approx. 2 minutes, until the walnuts are toasted and covered with the cumin/butter mixture. Let cool. Add the cooled walnuts to the salad. In a separate bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper. Toss the salad with the salad dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste.