I love this simple arugula salad – the peppery arugula, the nuttiness from the toasted pine nuts, and the zing from the sherry vinegar make a nice combination. This is great served with a grilled cheese or pizza!
Arugula, washed and patted dry
1 tablespoon pine nuts
1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
2 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (good quality)
Sea salt flakes (Maldon)
Toast the pine nuts in toaster oven for 2 minutes or until lightly browned (be careful not to burn!) Set aside to cool. In a small bowl prepare sherry vinaigrette: combine 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar and a pinch of sea salt flakes; whisk in 2 1/2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Grab three handfuls of arugula and toss into a medium mixing bowl. Add pine nuts and as much sherry vinaigrette as you desire. Toss and season to taste with more salt, if needed.