Monday, June 27, 2011

Chopped Arugula Salad w/ Roasted Corn & Bacon

This salad was created out of desperation.

I literally had nothing in the house to go with grilled chicken breasts. I always have baby arugula, couldn't be without it, so that was a start.

Frozen corn and Oscar Meyer bacon to the rescue.

1 bag of prewashed baby arugula
1 cup of frozen corn, defrosted
chopped green onions or sliced red onion (whatever you have on hand)
4 slices of bacon, cut into 1" pieces

2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
salt & pepper
fresh basil leaves for garnish

In a seasoned cast iron skillet, cook the corn and bacon in some vegetable oil, about 7 minutes on high heat until the bacon is crisp and the corn is getting nice and charred. Put aside.

Chop the arugula into bite size pieces and when the corn and bacon is no longer hot, add to the salad with the onions.

Just before serving add the dressing (the olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper).
Season with chopped fresh basil and serve immediately.

I served this on top of grilled chicken breasts and it was the bomb!



Proud Italian Cook said...

I'd be diving right into that salad! Desperation salads are some of the best!

The Japanese Redneck said...

I think I'll have to steal that idea! WOW

SarahB said...

Yum! YOU'RE the bomb!

Joanne said...

I love that we are both baby arugula lovers! And more than that, I love this salad!

Mary ♥ Mur said...

oh.. so nice post.)
Love your blog.))

I now spend a survey of bloggers with such questions.
1. Why did you create a blog?
2. For whom you taking him? Want to be popular?
3. How long will it keep going?

Elra's cooking and baking said...

Bacon? Yum! This is my sinful indulgence.

Ciao Chow Linda said...

Arugula by itself would be fine with me (or topped with shaved parmesan) but your bacon takes it over the top.

The Italian Dish said...

This just really appeals to me - I'm making it this weekend for sure!

Culinary Cory said...

Out of desperation or not. This sounds like an awesome salad!

Oui, Chef said...

Ah yes, desperation, the mother of every time!

Eileen said...

This is my kind of salad. It's a must-make!