Friday, May 7, 2010

Simple Spinach Roquette (rugula) salad

I am still exhausted....
In addition, I have been eating too much sweets these days that I have decided that I am going to make a simple, but fulfilling spinach roquette salad.
Here goes my recipe:

2 cups of fresh baby spinach
1 cup of fresh roquette (rugula)
1/4 cup of mayonnaise
1/4 cup plain yogurt (I like Balkan style)
1 lemon
1/2 lemon zest
Olive oil
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
Fresh oregano
Artichoke wedges to decorate
Feta cheese to decorate

Wash the spinach and roquette. I like the 2:1 proportion, but you can change it up to your taste. Drain and chop them.
In a mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, plain yogurt, the zest of half-lemon, juice of 1 lemon, Dijon mustard and fresh oregano. Make a dressing that is creamy. Adjust the thickness with olive oil. Add salt and pepper to your taste.
Mix the greens with the dressing. Serve on a plate, and place feta cheese and artichoke wedges on top. Enjoy!

1 comment:

  1. That´s a great salad, also, I love the dip with spinach, artichokes, cheese, cream...hmmmm
    Do you also speak Spanish, don´t you? I didn´t know the arugula is also called roquette, it´s a mess with so many translations.
    Best regards from California, I´ll keep on reading your blog.