Sunday, March 4, 2012

26 Greenslove: Gluten Free Balsamic Arugula Salad


Hey everyone! I've had a fairly busy past month with all things work and life related, but I'm excited to be ramping my blogging up again, starting with #greenslove. I became overly excited with the theme of greens this month when I walked into my local Whole Foods and saw all the amazing, colorful, fresh produce.

There's already an amazing amount of green recipes thus far, and I'm excited to share my first of the month, an Arugula salad interlaced with bell pepper, topped with london broil, feta cheese, fresh herbs, and a balsamic dressing. I just love the combo of the bitter greens, the richness of the beef, the saltiness of the feta, and the sweet addition of balsamic.
Its a great recipe to use if you have left over london broil, and if not it can easily be substituted with leftover chicken.

Thank you to all of the wonderful co-hosts for this month's #greenslove!

ASTIG Vegan ~ Richgail ~  @astigvegan
Bon a croquer ~ Valerie ~ @Valouth
Cheap Ethnic Eatz ~ Evelyne ~ @cethniceatz
Easily Good Eats ~ Three Cookies
Oh Cake ~ Jessica ~ @jesshose
Queen's Notebook ~ Elizabeth ~ @Mango_Queen  

And be sure to check everyone's post on the bloghop! And feel free to add your own green recipes as well!



Gluten Free Arugula Salad with London Broil & Balsamic Dressing
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 1

Ingredients
2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp garlic powder

2-3 handfuls of baby arugula and frisee
1/4 bell pepper
3-4 thin slices (as thin as you can get!) of london broil
sprinkle of feta cheese
2 sprigs of fresh thyme leaves
dash pepper


Steps
In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, garlic, and onion powder until well combined. Set aside.

Thinly slice the bell pepper into strips. In a single serving bowl or plate, mix together the argulua and bell pepper. Fold the london broil and layer on top of the salad. Sprinkle the top with the feta and thyme leaves. Add a dash of pepper, and hooray! A quick, single serving salad for a dinner or lunch.

26 comments:

  1. Fabulous combo of greens, steak, and feta! After kale, arugala is another favorite green of mine. I love it's peppery bite! Definitely will be making this soon! Happy #greenslove :-)

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    1. Thanks! I agree, I read some of your post and have slowly been falling in love with kale as well! I love arugula with potatoes and mustard, if I have time this month I think I'll post that as well!

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  2. Happy Greenlove, TR crumbley! WOW...That looks irresistible :) Love the addition of feta cheese and thyme leaves. Have a great day!

    Cheers,

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    1. Thanks! The thyme leaves really bring out the freshness.

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  3. Such a great recipe for a dressing and I love the salad. I could easily eat this everyday.

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  4. This looks refreshing! Stopping by to send you some #greenslove! Happy to be co-hosting with you! :)
    Cindy

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  5. i'm always been fascinated with salad dressings and yours will definitely be on my list :)

    happy greenslove :)

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    1. Thanks! Its fairly simple but super delicious!

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  6. Don't you just love arugula? I actually have a recipe coming up that pairs it with a balsamic reduction. Great minds think alike, eh? :) Sending #greenslove your way!

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    1. Agreed, I think the acidic sweetness of balsamic goes well with the bite of arugula. Let me know when you post your's!

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  7. greens and balsamic are such a good match. love this! :D sending some #greenslove!

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  8. Great combination of flavors in your salad and dressing!Looks absolutely delicious!Sending you some #Greenslove!

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  9. Since I've discovered Arugula, it has become my ultimate favorite greens in my salad. I just love its bitter taste -and I don't usually like bitter food! Thanks for sharing this recipe, now I can make incorporate Arugula in many different ways.

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    1. oops I meant "now I can incorporate Arugula in many different ways".

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    2. Thanks! I'm glad that you like it! I love using arugula and frisee with potatoes as well.

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  10. I always go for the simple balsamic dressing and now that I see arugula in this mix, then I'm taking this home! Thanks for sharing this TR & glad to be cooking along with you on #greenslove!

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  11. I love the balsamic dressing with the greens and feta cheese in this salad. Lots of great flavors going on in this salad, Sending #greenslove your way!

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  12. Love how you sneaked in some delicious meat in the lovely green salad. A lovely classic vinaigrette too.

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    1. Yup! I love beef and balsamic, as well as bitter greens and balsamic, so I figured it would be pretty awesome to combine all three!

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  13. A steak salad is my favorite way to enjoy a steak!! Love the combination of flavors and use of the balsamic! Absolutely perfect!!

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  14. Beef and arugula are such a fantastic combination. I love how you've made a meal out of your #greenslove. And balsamic... well it's like bacon... it makes everything better! :)

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  15. looks fresh and delicious!

    #greenslove

    Jen

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  16. Your salad sounds wonderful! I adore the peppery flavor from arugula:-) Happy GreensLove! Take care, Terra

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