Arugula Addendum

Here are two more recipes using fresh arugula. Before things turned south. As always, spinach or salad greens can be substituted for the arugula.

Arugula Salad with Chicken and Apricots
From Cooking Light
Yield: 4 servings
This main course salad is an ideal lunch or light supper option. Plums would be a delicious substitute for the apricots.


  • 2 (6-ounce) skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
  • 1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon (or 1/2 t. dried tarragon)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • Cooking spray
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • Dash of freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups baby arugula
  • 4 cups gourmet salad greens
  • 3 apricots (about 8 ounces), pitted and thinly sliced (I used canned. Peaches could be substituted)
  • 1/3 cup thinly vertically sliced red onion


1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
2. Place chicken between 2 sheets of heavy-duty plastic wrap; pound each piece to 1/2-inch thickness using a meat mallet or small heavy skillet. Sprinkle chicken with parsley, tarragon, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
3. Place chicken on grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 4 minutes on each side or until done. Transfer to a plate; cool to room temperature.
4. Combine oil, vinegar, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, and dash of pepper in a small bowl, stirring with a whisk.
5. Combine arugula, greens, apricots, and onion in a large bowl. Pour vinaigrette over arugula mixture; toss well to coat. Place about 2 cups arugula mixture on each of 4 plates. Cut chicken breast halves crosswise into thin slices; top each serving evenly with chicken. Serve immediately.

Nutritional Information

Fat:12.9g (sat 2.1g,mono 8.3g,poly 1.7g)

Tuna-Garbanzo Salad
From Cooking Light

nspired by Spanish tapas, this salad spotlights premium tuna. Bonito del Norte or albacore packed in oil are good choices for this recipe.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: about 2 cups salad and 2 toasts)


  • 2 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups (1-inch) cut green beans (about 1/2 pound)
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped shallots (about 2 medium)
  • 2 fire-roasted piquillo peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can chickpeas (garbanzo beans), rinsed and drained
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 3 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Spanish smoked paprika
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 (7.8-ounce) jar premium tuna, packed in oil, drained and flaked
  • 1/4 cup (1 ounce) grated fresh Parmesan cheese
  • 8 (1-ounce) slices French bread


Preheat broiler.
Bring 2 quarts water and salt to a boil. Add green beans; cook 4 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain. Combine green beans, shallots, peppers, chickpeas, and garlic in a large bowl.
Combine mayonnaise, vinegar, and paprika in a small bowl, stirring well. Add mayonnaise mixture to bean mixture; toss gently to combine. Arrange 1 cup arugula on each of 4 plates; top each serving with about 1 cup bean mixture. Divide tuna evenly among plates.
Sprinkle cheese evenly over bread slices; place bread on a baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes or until lightly toasted. Serve toasts with salad.

Nutritional Information

Calories:391 (26% from fat)
Fat:11.5g (sat 2.2g,mono 2.8g,poly 3.6g)

1 comment:

Taryn said...

Pretty pictures of pretty food.