I was at Trader Joe's last week and saw some lovely arugula. To my husband's credit, it was he who suggested making a salad with it when he saw me admiring it. But what to put in it? Well right across the aisle there were some lovely-looking dried cranberries. And we had some toasted almonds at home, along with some turkey bacon that would be yummy on top. And of course, what's a good, fancy salad without goat cheese? We got a big brick of that too.
It came out better than I could have hoped (sorry, no pictures were taken before my scarfing). It was so simple, just a few ingredients, but I could not get enough! The ingredients were just so flavorful and went so well together. The arugula worked really nicely in it. And no dressing! I'm just not a fan of dressing, and really there was enough that stood out in the salad that I don't think it needed it. The goat cheese provided a nice creamy texture to go along with the roughness of the arugula (I'm big on texture).
A good dressing is heavenly, but I have yet to find a heavenly store-bought dressing. Any recommendations? Have you made a good salad lately?