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
Mustard – Dijon or Stone Ground
Red Pepper Flakes
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!!