Monday, June 17, 2013

Easy Meals for Busy Girls: Arugula Salad + DIY Vinaigrette

One of the nice things about rooming with K for the Summer is getting to make dinner for two! He has a  CSA (community supported agriculture) membership, so we have a weekly influx of fresh produce (lately lots greens). This means lots of summer salads for dinner because they're quick & healthy to whip up!

This feta, orange, onion & arugula salad is the perfect mix of flavors made even better with a homemade vinaigrette. I was inspired by Jocelyn's DIY salad dressing recipes in LPF Mag.

 Easy Meals for Busy Girls: Feta & Orange Arugula Salad + DIY Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Salad Ingredients:
Mandarin Oranges (slice in thirds). 
Red Onion (sliced thin)
Feta Cheese 

Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette: 
3 tbsp balsamic vinegar
2/3 tbsp honey
1 tsp dijon mustard
1/3 c extra virgin olive oil
salt + pepper to taste

I love the idea of making salad dressings from scratch instead of buying premade. They're so much tastier have less preservatives & are more cost effective (I mix mine up in a mason jar and shake all the ingredients up).

Be sure to check out Issue #3 of LPF Mag for more DIY salad dressing recipe ideas to make your own!

xoxo, lauren


Saucy Jocey's Kitchen said...

MMMm the oranges sound delicious with the feta and balsamic!

Katherine Nolden said...

This looks so delicioues! I've been trying to get Tom to join a CSA fo the summer! Do you love it? Pro con it for me!

Rachel Lynne said...

That looks absolutely delicious!

Sandy a la Mode said...

i am making this tonight, no joke! i bought arugula and don't know what to do w/ it haha!!

Sandy a la Mode

katie @ sappy and happy said...

yummy!!! i want to make this right away! nothing tastes better than fresh - you're lucky! xo

Allison said...

I am absolutely going to make this on Thursday! I need to experiment more with making my own dressings - I'm also so jealous of your CSA. I'm looking into one so I can eat a LOT more veggies and support local farms.
Seriously, I can't wait to make this salad for moi + Ed now!

Maya {CharminglyStyled} said...

I am all about easy meals, especially on crazy busy summer days! I'm going to have to try this - salads are always a good idea ;)


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