I was wrong. It was so simple, and the magic could be duplicated at will!!! I have since been making this salad with every meal, for lunch most days, and have been officially told by my family to stop already. I've created variations I love even better, but they're firm. No more salad.
But you guys are under no such constraints.
Arugula Salad with Parmesan and Lemon
Prep Time: 5 min
Cook Time: none
- Fresh Arugula (I use bagged Wild Rocket from Trader Joes)
- Parmesan Cheese, shaved thinly with a cheese slicer
- Lemon juice
- Good olive oil
- Kosher Salt
- Fresh Pepper
Open up the bag, take out about 1/2 of the greens and put them in a bowl.
Sprinkle on the cheese.
Squeeze 1/2 a lemon over the salad. Drizzle on some olive oil, add some salt. I think that's the magic ingredient, personally.
Toss, taste, adjust seasonings. Grind pepper on top.
Die of joy.
Eat for lunch, when no one is home to see you do it.
Sneaky Variation: Same as above, except: add a thinly sliced tart, flavorful apple, swap in salem blue cheese for the Parmesan and toss in some finely chopped mint.