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Everything But The Kitchen Sink Salad.

Arugula Salad With Pancetta, Leeks, Cherry Tomatoes, Gorgonzola & Almonds With Champagne Mustard Vinaigrette

This salad is full of just about everything but the kitchen sink! I used a bunch of random ingredients that I happened to have in my fridge and the salad turned out to be a success. It’s delicious and hearty!

Serves 3-5.

Ingredients:

  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/4 cup diced pancetta
  • 2 leeks, sliced
  • 3 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola cheese
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tbsp Champagne vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt/black pepper

Begin by cooking the leeks and pancetta. To cook the leeks, heat a tiny bit of olive oil in a pan on medium heat and cook for about 10 minutes to allow them to lightly brown. To cook the pancetta, put it into a separate pan on medium heat (no oil needed) and cook for about 10 minutes. After the pancetta is crispy and brown, allow it to cool on a piece of paper towel to drain the excess fat.

In a small mixing bowl, combine 2 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp Champagne vinegar, 1 tsp Dijon mustard and a dash of salt/black pepper. Put the arugula, cherry tomatoes and almonds in a large bowl and pour the dressing over top. Toss well to combine and then plate the salad. After plated, top the lettuce mixture with the pancetta, leeks and gorgonzola.

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