When life hands you Accidentally Frozen Arugula

I was in a rush when I got in from the grocery store the other night.  I mistook the bag of arugula for spinach and threw it in the freezer (I freeze fresh spinach and kale for my smoothies so they don’t spoil).  By the time I realized the mistake, it was too late.  The arugula was fully frozen.

I threw it into the fridge and didn’t think about it again until this evening.  By now it was completely thawed and a wilted, watery, mushy mess.  So what did I do? I craved a salad for dinner and thought: Hey why not make a salad dressing out of that arugula!

And that’s what I did.  A-MAH-ZING!!!  Enjoy.

Wilted Arugula Salad Dressing


Arugula – accidentally frozen and thawed

Fresh Garlic – 1 clove

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Toasted Sesame Oil

Aged Balsamic Vinegar

Anchovy Paste

Mustard – Dijon or Stone Ground

Red Pepper Flakes

Cayenne Pepper

Fresh Squeezed Lemon Juice – from 1/2 lemon

Jushzz it all in a mini food processor or by hand with a whisk.  If using a whisk, make sure to finely chop the arugula and garlic before placing in bowl.

P.S. – Before hitting the publish button, I realized that this would make an awesome pasta sauce too! Stir this into warm pasta and YUM!!

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