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Sometimes the simplest things in life are best. This salad only has a couple ingredients and all the flavors sparkle. I love the contrast of the peppery arugula against the sweetness of the raisins. It is so very yummy. There really is no need for croutons for a salad this special. A few sliced almonds give it the perfect crunch. If you’re lucky enough to have marcona almonds on hand, all the better.

Ingredients for an individual serving
large handful of arugula
1/8 c of golden raisins
sprinkling of sliced almonds
dash of sea salt and freshly ground pepper
1 tb of lime dressing (or to taste)

Lime Dressing
Squeeze the juice of one lime into a bowl. Blend with 1/2 c of extra virgin olive oil until it is emulsified.

Drizzle the dressing over the arugula. Toss well. Sprinkle with almonds and raisins. Top with a dash of sea salt and freshly ground pepper.

That’s it. This salad is simple, but special enough to serve to people you really like.