DEAR SOS: Would you be good enough to obtain my favorite recipe for rocket salad from Restaurant 360 in Hollywood? It's divine.
DEAR PAT: The dressing makes this salad of arugula, which is another name for rocket. Use it with other combinations of fruit and greens, according to the season.
360 Rocket Salad
Active Work Time: 10 minutes * Total Preparation Time: 20 minutes
1 cup walnut pieces
4 cups arugula, tightly packed
1/2 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
1 Granny Smith apple, cored and thinly sliced
1/2 cup Apple Cider Dressing
* Toast walnuts on baking sheet at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.
* Combine walnuts, arugula, cheese and apple slices in large salad bowl. Toss with dressing and serve.
APPLE CIDER DRESSING
1/2 cup walnut oil
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
2 large shallots, chopped
4 cloves garlic, chopped
1 1/2 tablespoons Calvados or other apple brandy
* Combine oil, vinegar, shallots, garlic and salt and pepper to taste in jar or bowl. Add Calvados and shake in jar or whisk well in bowl. Makes 1 1/4 cups.
6 servings. Each serving: 254 calories; 213 mg sodium; 8 mg cholesterol; 23 grams fat; 9 grams carbohydrates; 6 grams protein; 1.05 grams fiber.