Arugula Salad with Grapes and Manchego Recipe

Arugula Salad with Grapes and Manchego Recipe
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Arugula Salad

Miri Leigh

Arugula Salad

This salad really has it all. Sweet grapes, peppery arugula, and salty Manchego cheese. The perfect balance of flavors will have you smitten. 

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne vinegar
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • ½ cup seedless black grapes, cut in half vertically
  • 6 cups baby arugula
  • 2 cups cilantro leaves
  • 2 Asian pears, quartered and shaved into strips with a vegetable peeler
  • 4 ounces Manchego cheese, thinly shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • ½ cup whole roasted Marcona almonds
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt

Directions

For the dressing:

Whisk the vinegars into the olive oil in a small bowl, then add the ground pepper.

For the salad:

In a medium-sized salad bowl, combine the grapes, arugula, and cilantro and toss. Add the pears, cheese, and almonds. Sprinkle the salad with the sea salt and toss gently to combine.

Drizzle the dressing over the salad and serve immediately.

Arugula Salad Shopping Tip

Buy lettuce that is crisp and free of blemishes.

Arugula Salad Cooking Tip

Before dressing, keep your salad chilled in the refrigerator to stay crisp.