Warm Aphrodisiac Arugula Salad

1 package (7 ounces) of arugula
3 ounces of pignolia (pine nuts) or slivered almonds
5 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
4 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
1 small red onion, minced
1 Roma tomato, diced (tomatoes are a.k.a. “love apples”)
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon of brown sugar
1 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
Salt and pepper to taste

In a small saucepan, heat the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and mustard. Sauté the onion and garlic until translucent. Pour the warm dressing over the arugula leaves and diced tomatoes. Toss well and sprinkle with pine nuts or almonds for a double dose of desire.
(Recipe from The Kitchen Shrink’s column, entitled Recipe For Valentine’s Day Romance)

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