Almond, Grape, Arugula Salad with Havarti Dill Cheese
Arugula (known as Italian cress/rocket/rucola) is a recent discovery, and its peppery mustard flavor is welcome change from the milder plain ol’ spinach. B does not like salads, but when I showed him this, he was at least tempted by all the ingredients – toasted almonds, sweet grapes, cream havarti cheese (with dill!), garlic pita chips … except the vegetables.
N: This salad is amazing! You have to try it!
B: I’ll try the salad if you take out the green things.
N: That’s not a salad anymore!
I’ve eaten so many of these salads for lunch – I pack my lunches for the week with each salad in little containers (keep your chips on the side so they don’t get soggy!). At 5 am when rushing to the hospital to pre-round before the next total abdominal hysterectomy or emergency C-section, I definitely need a grab-and-go meal!
Almond, Grape, and Arugula Salad with Havarti Dill Cheese
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound red seedless grapes
5 ounces mixed arugula salad greens
6 ounces cubes of havarti dill
1/2 cup toasted almonds
pita chips, to serve
In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper to make the dressing.
Cut your grapes in half. Toss your grapes, arugula greens, havarti, almonds and pour dressing. Serve with pita chips on the side or together with the salad. Enjoy!
What a perfect salad made even better with my favorite cheese- Dill Havarti! Thanks for bringing back such fond memories of my Ob-gyn rotations 🙂
i love havarti but i've never seen it with dill–must find! i suspect ob-gyn would be the most eye-opening (and perhaps traumatizing) for me too. 🙂
This looks delicious! I love the hunks of havarti, yum!
We are salad obsessive at our home, so I'm always looking for new ideas and ingredients. This salad sounds like a keeper!
Have a great day!
This looks delicious! 🙂
I love a good arugula and cheese salad, never thought of adding pita chips! which is honestly surprising given my drastically high intake of pita chips… will have to try x
Ohhh nice idea for a salad! I need more of those greens!
Great post ! Keep up the good work!
This looks delicious!
Hi Sonali. There's an emergency medicine intern that's actually on our labor and delivery nights shift. I don't know if I would call 14 hour overnight shifts "fond," but it's nice to see the babies pop out 🙂
Ob-Gyn is one field I'm glad to leave to other people – emergency C sections and yanking out baby or witnessing the explosion of vaginal delivery is most certainly eye opening (and not sure if I want my fiance to see me giving birth at this rate haha)
Pita chips are my favorite! I like the plain kinds, but garlic has been a recent discovery 🙂 I got the idea from the dining hall lunches during my college days (Stanford spoils us terribly)
Thanks Jemma 🙂 This was a fun salad to make
I thought about shredded, but decided hunks of cheese were more fun 🙂
This looks great! The cartoon on the first pic is so cute!
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Oh gosh, this looks delicious and so easy to put together x
Looks HEALTHY, TY
Simple salads are the best. Love havarti cheese on well everything! Cheers from Bakersbeans!
Thanks Kelsie, I love to doodle on all my photos 🙂