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Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad

Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad

As the weather is finally starting to warm up, it's a stark reminder that bathing suit season is around the corner - which means it's time to scale back on the pizza nights. Eating light doesn't meant that a meal has to be devoid of taste. Salads are an easy way to combine veggies & protein and can easily be thrown together to create a tasty dish.

Try this Arugula, Tomato, & Mozzarella Salad recipe on for size...



- 2 oz. baby arugula, washed

- 2 oz. ovalini mozzarella

- 4 0z. Tilapia fillet

- 2 Roma tomatoes, diced

- 1 large egg

- 3 tbsp. olive oil

- 3 tbsp. balsamic glaze

- Salt & pepper, to taste

Prep time: 5 minutes -- Cook time: 20 minutes -- Total time: 25 minutes


1. Fill a small saucepan 1/2 full with water. Bring to a boil, add egg, cover, and reduce to a rapid simmer. Cook for 7 minutes. Remove the egg from the pot & run under cold water for 30 seconds. Peel and set aside.

2. While egg is boiling, heat 1 tbsp. of olive oil over medium-high heat in a skillet. Add tilapia, season to taste with salt, pepper, & crushed red pepper (optional). Cook for 3-5 minutes on each side.


3. In a large bowl, add arugula, tomato, & mozzarella. Season with salt & pepper & drizzle with the rest of the olive oil.


4. Top with pan-seared tilapia, balsamic glaze, & soft-boiled egg.


Pairs well with a glass of chardonnay - enjoy!



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