Arugula salad with sweet potato croutons

February 21, 2010

Author Notes: This is another one of those simple-is-best salads, where you can really taste the ingredients. Try it as a first course with a roast chicken, or as a full meal in itself. And reward yourself: don’t skimp on the cheese. You deserve it.Furey and the Feast

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 4 cups packed arugula
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese
In This Recipe

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cut sweet potato into crouton-sized pieces and arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet. toss with 1 tablespoon olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Roast for 15 to 20 minutes, or until pieces are browned and tender. Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  2. In a large bowl, add arugula, olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper. Toss mixture until all leaves are coated. Throw in roasted sweet potatoes, toss, and garnish with shaved Parmesan.

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