Arugala with Diced Dates and Blue Cheese
August 23, 2012 § 3 Comments
This week I inadvertently made a transitional salad. I didn’t realize the combination would have subtle hints of fall to come while still being sweet and peppery enough for August. I used store-bought diced dates so the process was a cinch, just a matter of whipping up the dressing.
Dressing from Gourmet Made Simple:1 shallot minced (unless you are a huge fan of shallots, I would maybe use 1/2) 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp vegetable stock 1 tsp honey
The sweetness of the dates and creaminess of the blue cheese balances the peppery arugala and bite from the shallots for a perfect warm-weather-turning effect.
Something about this combo is just SCREAMING for a flatbread variation…