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Caprina Cheese and Arugula Salad Recipe

Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups arugula
- 1/2 cup Caprina cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste

Special equipment needed:
- None

Step-by-step instructions:

1. In a large bowl, add arugula, Caprina cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, and red onion. Toss to combine.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together balsamic vinegar, honey, olive oil, salt, and pepper.
3. Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
4. Serve immediately.

- Time:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
- Cooking time: None
- Room temperature
Serving size:
- 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 240
- Fat: 20g
- Carbohydrates: 13g
- Protein: 5g
- Fiber: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Arugula can be substituted with spinach or mixed greens.
- Caprina cheese can be substituted with feta or goat cheese.
- Walnuts can be substituted with pecans or almonds.
- Dried cranberries can be substituted with raisins or chopped dates.
- Red onion can be substituted with shallots or green onions.

- Add sliced pear or apple for a sweet and crunchy addition.
- Add grilled chicken or shrimp for a protein boost.
- Use a different type of cheese, such as blue cheese or Parmesan.

Tips and tricks:
- Toast the walnuts for added flavor and crunch.
- Make the dressing ahead of time and store in the fridge for up to a week.
- Massage the arugula with a little bit of olive oil to soften it and reduce bitterness.

Storage instructions:
- Store leftover salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.

Reheating instructions:
- None

Presentation ideas:
- Serve the salad in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with additional walnuts or dried cranberries.

- Additional walnuts or dried cranberries.

- This salad pairs well with grilled chicken or fish.

Suggested side dishes:
- Garlic bread or roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dressing is too tart, add more honey to balance the flavors.
- If the arugula is too bitter, massage it with a little bit of olive oil to soften it.

Food safety advice:
- Wash all produce thoroughly before using.

Food history:
- Caprina cheese is a type of goat cheese that originated in Italy.

Flavor profiles:
- This salad is sweet and tangy with a nutty crunch.

Serving suggestions:
- Serve as a side dish or as a light lunch.

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Taste: Creamy, Tangy, Nutty, Bitter, Savory