PARMESAN ROCKET SALADSaturday, March 23, 2013
Now for all you folks who have no idea what rocket is, it's arugula but you have to admit it's UK name, rocket, just sounds way cooler! This is one of my favourite salads. I grew rocket in my allotment in the UK and as it's names suggest it's a fast growing leaf (shoots up like a rocket...). This salad is the perfect accompaniment to a tomato and pesto tart, a juicy steak or a gooey risotto- in fact it's just good with anything or eaten straight from the bowl on it's own.
METHODPour the lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper into a salad bowl and then whisk to combine. Place the rocket on top of the dressing and then using a vegetable peeler or fine grater, shave/grate the Parmesan onto the rocket. Toss gently together using your hands to lift and turn the leaves until all the rocket is dressed.
Only dress this salad right before you are ready to serve it as the lemon will wilt the leaves.