Recipe: Wild Arugula Salad

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What You Need:

1 8-ounce piece ciabatta with crust (preferably day-old)
1 large garlic clove, peeled
1/4 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
6 ounces arugula (preferably wild; about 10 cups packed)
2 tablespoons (or more) fresh lemon juice
3 ounces Parmesan cheese, shaved into strips with vegetable peeler

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Rub crust of bread with garlic clove. Tear bread into 1-inch pieces and place in large bowl; toss with 1/4 cup olive oil. Sprinkle bread lightly with salt; arrange in single layer on rimmed baking sheet. Bake until golden and crisp around edges, about 10 minutes. Cool. Do ahead: Can be made 4 hours ahead. Let stand at room temperature.

2. Place arugula in large bowl. Drizzle with 3 tablespoons olive oil and 2 tablespoons lemon juice, adding more lemon juice, if desired. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Add 2/3 of croutons and half of Parmesan cheese and toss. Transfer to serving bowl; scatter remaining croutons and Parmesan cheese over and serve.

Ingredient tip: Wild arugula is dark green with spiky leaves. It has a more intense flavor than that of regular arugula. You’ll find wild arugula at farmers’ markets and at some supermarkets.

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