Friday's Fixin's: Arugula Salad

My all-time favorite salad recipe is found in Ina Garten’s Barefoot Contessa Family Style cookbook.  It’s easy breezy and so delicious (double Silver Lining!).



Arugula with Goat Cheese


  • 1/2 pound fresh arugula (3 large bunches)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice (2 lemons)
  • 1/2 cup good olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4-pound chunk very good Goat Cheese (Ina recommends aged Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese).


  • If the arugula has roots attached, cut them off. Fill the sink with cold water and toss the arugula for a few minutes to clean.  Spin-dry the leaves and place them in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Pour enough dressing on the arugula to moisten.  Toss well and place the salad on individual plates.
  • Arrange chunks of goat cheese on the arugula.


As I type this, I am munching on my #1 anti-nausea food:  Newman’s Own Protein Pretzels.  You won’t believe how good these are. Seriously.  I tried other pretzel brands for nausea and nada.  Finding these pretzels was the biggest Silver Lining imaginable!

I "heart" Newman's Own Protein Pretzels!


We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.


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