Monday, May 5, 2008

Arugula Salad with Avocados (Avokadolu Roka Salatası)

This healthy and nutritious salad has very simple ingredients and does not take much time to make. This salad is our household favorite in Turkey. In addition to being tasty, arugula is rich in calcium, vitamin A and vitamin C.

½ bunch arugula (chopped)
2 large avocados (diced)
4 small firm tomatoes (chopped)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 lemon
1 tsp salt
½ tsp sumac (optional)

After washing the arugula carefully, drain. Place in a large bowl. Add the avocados, the chopped tomatoes and the sumac. When you dice the avocados, make sure to squeeze some lemon juice on them so that they do not get brownish. Just before serving add the dressing so that the salad doesn’t get soggy. When ready for the dressing, sprinkle the salt and drizzle the olive oil. As a last step, squeeze the lemon and toss.


Sandra said...

Thanks to your post I finally found translation for aragula (it's riga or rikula in Croatian) and I spent hours searching for it. Thank you

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Hi Sandra,

I am glad you found the translation for arugula :) I don't know if it's very common in Croatia, but rikula can be eaten just with some sprinkled salt, squeezed lemon and a drizzle of olive oil. It's really good for you.

Sandra said...

Thank you for your reply - arugula is very often on our Adriatic coast - I'm adore this salad and I have it my garden (although we don't live on the sea ;-)). Now, I can finally give few lines about her on my blog.
Greetings from Croatia

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...


Wonderful...I did check it out on your blog; that is very informative. Thanks for sharing the info. I learned some new things about it.