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Arugula and Shaved Parmesan Salad

Ray Kachatorian
Prep time 10 mins
Yield Makes 6 servings
Take a break from bagged grocery store salads with this simple but elegant arugula salad featuring a homemade basil-and-balsamic vinaigrette dressing.


  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 cup finely grated Parmesan
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 (5-ounce) bag arugula
  • Garnish: shaved Parmesan

How to Make It

  1. Mash garlic with 1/4 teaspoon salt.

  2. 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.

  3. Toss with arugula, and garnish, if desired.