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Warm Arugula Salad

Serves 4-6

1 pound of arugula (washed and well dried)

4 strips of bacon

1 tablespoon olive oil

1 medium onion (peeled and finely chopped)

1/2 cup of cider vinegar

2 teaspoons of mustard seeds (optional)

1 teaspoon mustard powder

2 teaspoons sugar

2 or 3 hard-boiled eggs (peeled and quartered)

1. Place washed and dried arugula in serving bowl.

2. In a large skillet, cook bacon slices until crisp, remove from pan, drain on paper towels, and chop.

3. Pour off all the bacon fat from the skillet except two tablespoons. Return pan to medium heat.

4. Add olive oil and onion; cook until the union is translucent (about 4 minutes or so).

5. Add cider vinegar, mustard seed, ground mustard and sugar. Bring to a bare simmer; remove from heat.

6. Drizzle the dressing over the arugula (it will start to wilt right away).

7. Gently toss the greens; add crumbled bacon and hard-boiled quartered egg. Serve immediately.

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