Take a break from bagged grocery store salads with this simple but elegant arugula salad featuring a homemade basil-and-balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
Mash garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt.
Whisk together garlic paste, remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, balsamic vinegar, and next 4 ingredients. Continue whisking, and slowly add oil until mixture is well blended.
Toss with arugula, and garnish, if desired.
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