Crunchy Salad with Cocoa Vinaigrette

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Servings: 4 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Difficulty: Easy

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4 cups baby arugula
1 cup roasted almonds, chopped
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 English cucumber, chopped
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Shaved Parmesan, for garnish


Mix together the arugula, almonds, celery and cucumber. Set aside while you make the dressing.

Whisk together the mustard, cocoa powder, balsamic and olive oil. Drizzle the salad with enough dressing to coat. Toss well together. Serve in individual bowls and garnish with shaved Parmesan.

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Show: Paula's Best Dishes; Episode: Chocolate Is a Girl's Best Friend
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