How to make it:
~Juice of 1/2 of a ruby red grapefruit
~1/4 cup of olive oil
~1/4 cup of shredded Parmesan
~2 TBSP of finely chopped shallots (optional, I've made it with and without and they are both good)
1. Get a large mixing bowl and toss the Arugula into the bowl.
2. Whisk together the grapefruit juice & olive oil in a small bowl. (If using shallots whisk those in too)
3. Pour grapefruit juice & olive oil mixture over arugula.
4. Toss gently with tongs.
5. Add Parmesan cheese & toss again.
You can chill it in the fridge for a bit before serving or serve immediately, your choice.
Easy as that! Serve it up with a slice of grapefruit as garnish & enjoy!
Arugula ~ AKA~ Eruca Sativa & Rocket Salad ~is a leafy green that is in the same family as Kale, Cabbage & mustard greens. It has a wonderful peppery spiciness to it and it hailed for its cleansing/detoxifying/cooling effects. It's bitterness is balanced by the sweet/sour taste of the grapefruit juice in this recipe. It is loaded with antioxidants, Vitamins A, C & K, phytochemicals & minerals, including folate. A great addition to your summer menu as it has hydrating & cooling properties.
Grapefruit ~ AKA~ Citrus paradisi~ loaded with Vitamin C, which helps boost the immune system. So fitting its scientific name represents paradise, as that's where the fruit originated, in the Caribbean. This jewel of a fruit is also packed with Vitamin A, beta-carotene & Lycopene. The Lycopene is what is responsible for the pink color of the flesh of the fruit. Lycopene also gives the body a natural protection against UV rays from the sun as well as helps protect men from prostate cancer.