I love this salad. It is simple, but the flavours all work together beautifully. If you are looking for a way to serve up some fresh cherries, as I was, make this. I love them with the toasted pecans, arugula & creamy vegan feta. (I used VioLife Feta for the first time here and it is AWESOME.) It's creamy & tangy, I love it. The vinaigrette is just a simple red wine vinaigrette with maple and Dijon. If you wanted to, a balsamic dressing I think would be great. I just had this vinaigrette on hand so that is what I used. For balsamic I would just swap lemon juice for the balsamic and give it a taste.
This would be a tasty salad along side some blackened tofu for a light summery meal. I didn't measure the ingredients. I always find it a strange thing to do with a salad. I just piled all the ingredients onto a plate until it looked right, then drizzled with the dressing before serving. A sprinkle of good quality sea salt and pepper is a nice finishing touch.
Ingredients: The amounts are approximate
5 oz box arugula (3-4 cups)
20 fresh cherries
4 oz vegan feta (to taste)
1/2 cup toasted pecans
1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
1 x recipe vinaigrette (below...you won't use whole batch the rest can be stored in fridge)
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