Ingredients with Measurements:
- 4 cups arugula
- 1/2 cup shaved Pecorino Romano cheese
- 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard
- 1 tsp honey
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

Special equipment needed: None

Step-by-step instructions:
a. Rinse and dry arugula leaves.
b. In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, Dijon mustard, honey, salt, and pepper.
c. Toss arugula with dressing in a large bowl.
d. Top with shaved Pecorino Romano cheese.
e. Serve immediately.

10 minutes
5. Temperature: Room temperature
Serving size: 4 servings

Nutritional information:
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 15g
- Carbohydrates: 4g
- Protein: 6g
- Fiber: 1g
- Sugar: 2g

Substitutions for ingredients:
- Arugula can be substituted with baby spinach or mixed greens.
- Pecorino Romano cheese can be substituted with Parmesan cheese or Asiago cheese.
- Lemon juice can be substituted with lime juice or red wine vinegar.
- Dijon mustard can be substituted with whole grain mustard or yellow mustard.
- Honey can be substituted with maple syrup or agave nectar.

- Add sliced cherry tomatoes or roasted beets for extra flavor and color.
- Top with toasted pine nuts or walnuts for added crunch.
- Add sliced grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a complete meal.
- Use balsamic vinaigrette instead of lemon Dijon dressing for a sweeter flavor.

Tips and tricks:
- Use a vegetable peeler to shave the Pecorino Romano cheese thinly.
- Dress the salad just before serving to avoid wilting the arugula.
- Adjust the amount of dressing according to your preference.

Storage instructions:
- This salad is best served fresh and should not be stored for more than a few hours.

Reheating instructions:
- This salad should not be reheated.

Presentation ideas:
- Serve in a large bowl or on individual plates.
- Garnish with fresh herbs such as parsley or basil.

- Fresh herbs such as parsley or basil.

- This salad pairs well with grilled meats or seafood.

Suggested side dishes:
- Serve with crusty bread or a side of roasted vegetables.

Troubleshooting advice:
- If the dressing is too tart, add more honey to balance the flavors.

Food safety advice:
- Wash arugula thoroughly before using.

Food history:
- Arugula is a leafy green vegetable that originated in the Mediterranean region.

Flavor profiles:
- This salad has a peppery and tangy flavor from the arugula and lemon Dijon dressing, balanced by the nutty and salty flavor of Pecorino Romano cheese.

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

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Region: Italian

Taste: Creamy, Tangy, Nutty, Bitter, Salty