- Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
- Skill Level: Easy
- Cost: Inexpensive
- Favorited: 61 Times
Can be made ahead of time.
Quick to prepare, this makes an excellent first course or side salad. Good with barbecued meat or seafood, or as a light first course with bread and olives.
1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt in a large non-metallic bowl. Add the arugula and toss together.
2. Arrange the arugula in a serving bowl. Use a vegetable peeler to shave curls of the Parmesan over the arugula. Add a generous amount of freshly ground pepper and serve.
Watercress Salad: Other peppery leaves would work well in this recipe, in place of arugula. Try using watercress, endive, or radicchio, or a colorful combination, depending upon what is in season.
Prepare ahead: Many supermarkets sell rinsed, ready-to-use arugula, in bags or in bulk.