Easiest Dinner Ever: Argula Salad with Salami Cigars

Oh, I know. There are exactly two people out there that are dying to hear my answers to all your (great! brilliant!) questions. One of those people birthed, me. So, for the other one of you interested in responses to questions about my curly locks and general childcare arrangements, do hang it. I’ve got guests arriving tonight, and a guest room full of sheets to clean. So, it’s gonna be a doozy of a week while I get my saavy hostessing on, but I promise I’m formulating the longest blog post ever, honed to your points of interest. You gonna make it, mama?

In the meantime, THREE INGREDIENT DINNA!!!

That “dinna” was for you, Susie.

Looking for the easiest recipe ever, ever, eva to serve to the people I love last week, I stumbled upon this absurd idea to make a meal with just three basic things. There’s a dressing, too, that calls for three more basic things, so I feel comfortable in calling this a three-ingredient dinner. If you split the ingredients up in three’s…that counts, right?

You literally wrap salty soppressata salami around fresh mozzarella, bake it for a third of a second, then toss those hot cigars on top of ye olde arugula. Well, ye freshe arugula. You know what I mean.

Eat this dinna with a knife. And a fork. And a glass of sparkling water. That’s how we ate it. And it was perfect.

THREE ingredients!!

(Small print: plus three. Plus kinda another three. But, who’s counting?)

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Arugula Salad with Salami Cigars

Yield: Serves 2-4

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 10 minutes

Who you cooking for this week? Your family? Guests? The Queen of Norway? No matter who you have sitting down at the dinner table this month, you're going to wow their ever-lovin' socks off with this gloriously simple, and utterly delicious meal. It's fresh, happy, and so-so-so good. Yep. Three so's. This one's a keeper.

Ingredients:

12 slices soppressata
4 large balls of fresh mozzarella
8 cups arugula
1 garlic clove
1/4 cup olive oil
3 tablespoons white vinegar
1/2 tablespoon maple syrup (optional)
lots of salt & fresh-ground pepper

Directions:

Heat oven to 400 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Slice mozzarella into 24 slivers of cheese. Place two slivers in the center of each piece of soppressata, then roll the sopressata around the cheese. Transfer to prepared baking sheet. Bake for 5 minutes.

In a blender, combine garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and maple syrup. Salt profusely (like, 3/4 teaspoon of salt is a good start). Toss arugula in vinaigrette.

Serve arugula topped with hot sopressata. Enjoy!

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4 Responses to “Easiest Dinner Ever: Argula Salad with Salami Cigars”

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    Jennie M on March 21, 2013 at 1:01 am Reply

    This looks so good, I almost wanted to go to the store right now, at 3am to get the ingredients! All of my favorites!!!…. mozzarella…oh and arugula….and, be still my heart: soppressata. Can’t express my love for soppressata!!!

    Guess what’s for dinner tomorrow night, dear husband!

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    Marcie @ Flavor the Moments on March 21, 2013 at 5:10 pm Reply

    I love arugula, salami, and fresh mozzarella separately, so I know those ingredients would be spectacular together! Love simple things like this that will taste fabulous.

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    Tasha on March 26, 2013 at 12:14 pm Reply

    I want to cry, right here and now. That looks so good Brooke!

    • Brooke replied: — March 27th, 2013 @ 10:03 am

      Ah haa! It’s pretty worth crying over, Tasha! Yummy yummy good.

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