Tag Archives: balsamic vinegar

Strawberry + Arugula Salad

20 Jun

Modified slightly from Martha Stewart’s recipe.

  • 1/2 lb strawberries
  • 1 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • arugula
  • walnuts
  • goat cheese

Soak strawberries in balsamic.  While that’s happening, combine olive oil with salt & pepper.  Put the arugula and walnuts in a large bowl, and after about 10minutes (or whenever you get impatient) scoop the strawberries out of the balsamic and add them to the arugula.  Mix the olive oil and balsamic, then pour over the arugula mix.  Divide onto plates and sprinkle with goat cheese.


Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens

12 Oct

This is based on a recipe from FatFree Vegan Kitchen, but I am not vegan.  You can try this with Swiss Chard, but it’s better with Mustard Greens.

Balsamic-Glazed Chickpeas and Mustard Greens


Time: pretty quick – 1/2hr?

  • Mustard Greens (whatever you got this week)
  • 1/2 red onion, as thinly sliced as you can
  • 1 can chicken broth
  • 4-5 cloves garlic
  • Pinch of Crushed Red Pepper
  • 1/2 tsp salt (meh)
  • 2 T balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1/4 tsp sugar
  • 1 can chickpeas – rinsed and drained

Rinse, dry and chop mustard greens into edible pieces.

Saute onion in skillet using a few T of broth (instead of oil).  Cook until faded pink and add broth as necessary to keep onion from sticking.  Add garlic, pepper and a couple more tablespoons broth (cook another minute or so).

Add greens and a couple more tablespoons broth.  Cook, until wilted but still bright green (3-5 min).  Remove greens and onion from pan, leave any liquid.

Add balsamic, soy sauce, sugar, 2 T broth and chickpeas to pan.  Cook until sauce reduces.  Pour chickpeas and sauce over greens.  Taste, season as necessary.