A simple salad that goes well with pasta, chicken, seafood or pizza.
2tablespoonsred wine vinegar
2tablespoonsextra virgin olive oil
¼teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
2cupsthinly sliced white mushrooms
1cuphalved grape tomatoes
¼cupthinly sliced red onion
¼cupsliced black olivesoptional
1ounceParmesan Cheesepreferably Parmigiano Reggiano, at room temperature
In a small bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, water, olive oil, salt and pepper until well blended.
In a large bowl combine the arugula, sliced mushrooms, grape tomato halves, sliced onions, and olives if using.
Drizzle the dressing over the salad a little at a time, tossing well to coat everything with the dressing. (You may need less dressing than you have, especially if you prefer your salads lightly dressed.)
Using a vegetable peeler, shave very thin slices of Parmesan on top of the salad and serve immediately.