I’m not a big salad fan. I’m pretty sure you can tell that when you look at me. I’m all about the carbs, for my sins! However, there are two salads in the world that I cannot get enough of… Chicken Caesar Salad and Rocket, Parmesan & Balsamic Glaze Salad. Both very simple & very very addictive. The common element? Parmesan Cheese (or Parmigiano-Reggiano if you want to be technical!). Damn that cheese!

I woke up on Saturday craving 3 things; Bruschetta, Rocket, Parmesan & Balsamic Glaze Salad and a good home made burger. So… I made the lot (more recipe blogs to come!). Since then, I’ve ate this salad every single day. Sometimes twice a day. I’m currently at the Obsessive Craving stage that hasn’t arisen since the two week long Chicken Caesar Salad Obsession a few years back.

Yes, I’m weird like that!

& now… I am going to covert you all to the amazingness of this simple simple salad

Ingredients
A heap of Rocket Leaves (more the merrier!)
As much Parmesan Shavings (as you like, lots I say!)
1 cup Balsamic Vinegar (no need to buy a crazy expensive brand!)
2 tablespoons Brown Sugar
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1 tablespoon Olive Oil
Sea Salt

Method
Combine Balsamic Vinegar, Brown Sugar, and Soy Sauce in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer until thick and syrupy, about 20 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool.

While glaze is cooling, grab your rocket and arrange on a plate, sprinkle over your parmesan and once cooled, drizzle over the Balsamic Glaze.

& eat…nom!

Note: If you are at the height of laziness… you can buy Balsamic Glaze out the bottle from any good supermarket but it’s always better to make it yourself!

4 Comments

  1. Oh my, this looks amazing! I’ve always wondered how the balsamic glaze was made and just never Googled it or bothered seeking it out. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ll definitely be giving this a try… immediately.

  2. ananyah Reply

    @American Girl –

    Oh my, this looks amazing! I’ve always wondered how the balsamic glaze was made and just never Googled it or bothered seeking it out. Thank you for sharing this recipe! I’ll definitely be giving this a try… immediately.

    It’s super super easy to make & tastes so good 😀

  3. This is the perfect salad and balsamic glaze. I was lucky enough to visit Scotland last fall and was served a rocket salad on my second day in Edinburgh. It knocked my socks off!!!! I had this salad every chance I had and asked several people what Rocket was, but they just knew it as Rocket. It looks like very young arugula, but is not peppery or sharp..
    Back home I did some Internet research and was able to find & order rocket seeds to grow my own. In the US look for Arugula that show type as Rocket & pick them young and tender. I’m on my 3rd planting now and am making a fresh jar of the delicious balsamic glaze at this very moment. If you are impatient for a salad and don’t have enough leaves yet, supplement with some pea shoots.
    A good friend visited Scotland this spring and I told her to try this salad and now she is hooked too.
    This salad is fresh and green tasting….my best description is th at it tastes like lush green grass Looks like it should taste.
    Fantastic Website Ananyah – I’ve found many recipes that I will be cooking up very soon. Thanks so much.

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