6/24/10

Arugula, Avocado, Feta & Pickled Onion Salad

Earlier this week I posted a recipe for pickled onions. What did I do with them you wonder? Well, wonder no more!

Here's a quick "recipe" for Arugula, Avocado, Feta & Pickled Onion Salad.


The most important thing about this salad is to very carefully wash the arugula, or otherwise you'll be eating sand. What I do is dunk arugula in a big bowl filled with water. Carefully remove the leaves, drain the water, rinse the bowl (notice all the sand!) and repeat the process several times. If you are super environmentally aware, keep the water and use it to water your plants.



You can mix all of the ingredients in a bowl, or make a layered salad: it photographs much nicer. And looks do matter in my book.

Layer arugula leaves, scatter feta, nicely arrange avocado slices and then pile on the pickled onions. If you want, drizzle the salad with olive oil, but I honestly was fine with the way it was.



The creamy avocado offset the slightly bitter taste of arugula, and the salty feta and vinegary onions brightened up this dish.

And of course this post would not be complete withouth a shout out to Mary who writes Arugula Files :)

14 comments:

Megan said...

This salad is beautiful! What a great idea. I'm thinking add bacon and put it all on a sandwich! (I'm not so healthy sometimes... ha ha)

nicole said...

this looks yummy, but i don't like arugula :(

those pickled onions would be mighty yummy in a croque monsieur/madame ^_^

or a nice, fresh banh mi

Lo said...

Pickled onions are on my list of divine things for summer eating. Paired with a nice briny feta... and there's nothing like it. Gorgeous work here... and yes, it WOULD be good on a sandwich!

Fuji Mama said...

This is beautiful and sounds delicious! I'm a huge fan of all of the ingredients you chose. I love the thought of the vinegary pickled onions combined with the creamy avocado and the peppery nutty bite of the arugula...can you tell you're making me hungry?

lishapisa said...

Wow how beautiful! like ripping pretty gift wrapping eventually have dive into it! This is my kinda salad, dark greens and good fats. I eat lot of leafy greens and i find putting them in a pot of water and use low grade salt , sprinkle layers on top and eventual the salt will push any grains/sand down to the bottom. Voila!

Megan Carroll said...

ahhh so, now for the pickle recipes! Looks good... Also lovin the salad! I have most of the makings for it!

♥peachkins♥ said...

I don't like arugula but for this salad I'll make an exception and eat it. It looks good!

Megan Carroll said...

making the salad now....

K said...

Looks great! And thanks for the tip about the arugula washing.

Jenn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) said...

That salad looks divine! I need to get some fresh avocado today. :)

Jenn

Heavenly Housewife said...

You have a real knack for making simple things look incredibly fabulous :)

Mary said...

Forget about that government job, you should be a food stylist!

Sophie said...

A fantastic looking summers salad, dear Olga!!


MMMMM,..I also love your own pickled onions!

Veryb stylish too! ...:)

Erica said...

I love the ingredients you have chosen for the salad and the pictures are amazing,Olga!