nutritional information

Per 1 cup salad with 1 1/2 Tsp. dressing :

  • Calories: 143
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 9 g
  • Saturated Fat: <1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Sodium: 33 mg
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Sugar: 12 g

Arugula Salad with Fruit Ale Dressing

Arugula Salad with Fruit Ale Dressing

Serves 4

This recipe makes a lot of dressing; extra can be stored in a jar in the fridge for up to two months and used on other salads.
  • 24 oz. fruit-flavored ale, such as UFO Raspberry Hefeweizen
  • 2 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 Tbs. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 large bunch arugula (8 oz.), trimmed and washed (4 cups)
  • 1 Fuji or other sweet red apple, cored and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup chopped toasted pecans

1. To make Fruit Ale Dressing: Bring ale to a boil in 2-qt. saucepan. Reduce heat to medium, and simmer 15 to 25 minutes, or until liquid has reduced to 1/2 cup. Cool.

2. Whisk together ale reduction, maple syrup, and mustard. Slowly whisk in oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

3. To make Arugula Salad: toss arugula with 2 Tbs. Fruit Ale Dressing, then garnish with apple, raisins, and pecans.

March 2009

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I made this salad for a work potluck using ZOMBIE KILLER beer. It got such rave reviews I even had guys that aren't big salad fans requesting this recipe!

Jen - 2012-05-19 16:36:49

I added gorgonzola cheese to this salad, as I am a huge fan of cheese! It added a nice tartness to it. My dressing didn't exactly resemble what the magazine's looked like. It took a bit longer than 25 minutes to reduce the ale. It was, however, liked by my husband and friends and myself!

Jenn - 2009-04-08 09:42:53