Homemade salads have always been a little eh to me! I've gotta get my greens in some how, so I've been testing out a few ingredients and playing with different types of lettuce. My two favorites are arugula and butter lettuce. Two polar opposites but both super delicious. There's a restaurant here in LA (Little Doms in Los Feliz) that serves the most simple arugula side salad. There's not much to it but the lettuce, parmigiano reggiano and lemon dressing. I figured I'd start with that base and build from there.
Finishing Salt (Jacobsen Salt Co. or Maldon Flaking Salt)
Fresh squeezed Lemon Juice
Whole Grain Dijon Mustard
Salt & Pepper
Build the salad to your liking and make your dressing. For the dressing I mixed all of the ingredients together, using more olive oil than lemon and about half a tablespoon of the dijon mustard. Taste as you go for the dressing. You can always add more lemon, olive oil and salt. Shake or whisk together and boom!