Jac o' lyn Murphy: App of the Summer...the Ingrams' Amazing Arugula

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

App of the Summer...the Ingrams' Amazing Arugula

I wish I could claim this appetizer as my own, but that would be fibbing.
It is so simple and has been a big hit, I just had to share it.

Early this summer, we had dinner at our friends', the Ingram's. 
 A huge platter of this was waiting when we arrived.
I loved it, my husband ate about 15 of them 
and my kids, who had never had arugula, went nuts over it.

I don't have a formal recipe but the ingredients are:

(at the Ingram's they use home grown Arugula)
Burrata Cheese
Olive Oil

Slice the Baguette and toast until golden brown,
then rub each slice with garlic...

Mix arugula with lemon, a touch of olive oil and a little salt...
(I just do it to taste, 
the amount of lemon all depends on how much arugula you are using
 and how lemony you like it)

Top each crostini with Burrata Cheese...

and then with the arugula mixture...
and be prepared, 
they won't know what to think at first 
and then everyone will be back for more and ask what is in it.

I have been making it all summer and have been thrilled with all the "ooohs and aaahs", 
especially from  children.
There is just something about it that is addictive.
A friend's 9 year old daughter texted me last night for the recipe...really, I am not kidding!

Here she is with her masterpiece...

There is something about it that is addictive...


(when taking the pictures for this post, I made just a few...
my kids were so disappointed, 
I had to run to the store to get another baguette so they could have some)


  1. Delish! You need to re-name this post... "How to get your kids to eat their greens!" ;) I can't wait to try this... party at your house or mine?

  2. That sounds delicious ... I can't wait to try it. Just pinned it!

  3. Sounds delicious! Pinned it. Thanks for the recipe!

  4. This looks yummy. One question though, do you cook the arugula? In your pic it looks raw, but in the young girl's pic it looks like it was reduced down a bit. Thanks for sharing!

    1. It is not cooked, she may have put more lemon and olive oil than I did!


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