Tag: Arugula Salad

Flounder Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes

Breaded flounder lightly pan sauteed and topped with an arugula, lemon and tomato salad – a simple yet delicious way to prepare fish. Perfect for Lent, or any night you’re in the mood for fish.

I was on a cruise a few weeks ago aboard the Norwegian and one of the meals I ordered more than once was the Flounder Milanese. I was able to recreate a lighter version of that meal; rather than deep frying it, I generously sprayed the fish with olive oil and pan sauteed it until golden. I love everything about this dish, it’s light, quick and satisfying all for under 225 calories. You can use any white fish fillet you wish, and if you rather make this in the oven, I would broil it instead. Hope you enjoy!

Flounder Milanese with Arugula and Tomatoes
Servings: 4 • Size: 1 filet • Old Points: 4 • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 220 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 13 g • Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 33 g • Sugar: 2  g
Sodium: 476 mg (without salt)  • Cholest: 77 mg

Servings: 4


  • 4 (4 oz each) skinless flounder filets 
  • pinch kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 cups arugula
  • 1 medium vine ripe tomato, diced small
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 lemon, halved
  • 2 large egg whites
  • 2/3 cup seasoned bread crumbs
  • olive oil spray (about 1 tbsp worth)


Season fish lightly with salt and pepper.  In a medium bowl, combine the arugula, tomato, olive oil and the juice from half of of the lemon. Season with salt and pepper, toss and set aside. Slice the other half of the lemon into 4 slices or wedges to serve with the fish.

In a shallow bowl, beat the egg whites. Place the bread crumbs in another dish. Dip each fish filet in the egg whites, then bread crumbs.

Heat a large saute pan over medium heat. Spray a generous amount of olive oil spray on one side of the fish, and lay it in the pan, oil side down. Spray the other side of the fish generously to coat and cook for 4 to 5 minutes on each side, until the crumbs are golden and the fish is opaque and cooked through. 

To serve, place a fillet on each dish and top with arugula salad and lemon.

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Fresh Fig and Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese

Fresh sweet figs with soft goat cheese over baby arugula topped with a balsamic glaze. A beautiful salad without the fuss, using only 5 ingredients; this salad will make you look like a rock star in the kitchen! 

Once revered as a symbol of peace and prosperity, figs are beloved today for their unique flavor and texture. Not to mention, they offer some health perks, too: Figs contain some potassium and vitamin A.

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Balsamic glaze is my favorite new find, it’s thick and sweet and you can drizzle it on salad,
sandwiches or even strawberries. I bought mine in Trader Joe’s but I see
it in stores everywhere now. It’s pairs perfectly with figs, and you only need to drizzle
a little olive oil on top.

You can serve this
salad on a large platter with olive oil and balsamic on the side, or you
can serve them on plates, one fig per person.

If goat cheese isn’t your thing, gorgonzola would make a perfect replacement. You could even add slivered almonds or walnuts.

Fresh Fig & Arugula Salad with Goat Cheese
Servings: 8 • Serving Size: see below • Old Points: 2 pts • Points+: 3 pts 
Calories: 124.5 • Fat: 4.5• Carb: 20.5 g Fiber: 2 g • Protein: 2 g • Sugar: 15 g
Sodium: 43 mg


  • 8 cups baby arugula
  • 8 fresh figs, washed and quartered
  • 1.75 oz semi-soft goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup balsamic glaze 
  • 4 tsp extra virgin oil


Arrange arugula on a salad bowl or platter, or you can divide on 8 salad plates.

Top with quartered figs and goat cheese and serve with balsamic glaze and olive oil on the side.

Serving size: 1 cup arugula w/ cheese, 1 fig, 1 tbsp balsamic glaze, 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil.

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Orange and Arugula Salad with Red Onion and Gorgonzola

Something about Spring and the warmer weather that puts me in such a GREAT mood. It also makes me crave more salads, and this simple salad is a favorite of mine, I make this all the time for myself.

I love the combination of the sweet, juicy oranges mixed with the peppery arugula and the pungent taste of the creamy Gorgonzola cheese, they work together harmoniously. My husband doesn’t agree; he is not a fan of Gorgonzola at all so I usually make this for myself for lunch. If you want to make this for two or four, just multiply the ingredients. If you’re like my husband and don’t care for Gorgonzola, you could use goat cheese or feta instead.

Orange, Red Onion, Gorgonzola and Arugula Salad
Servings: 1 • Size: about 2 cups • Old Points: 4 pts • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 196 • Fat: 10.5 g • Carb: 18.5 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 8 g • Sugar: 11 g
Sodium: 294 mg (without the salt) • Cholest: 20 mg


  • 1 small orange, peeled, and sectioned
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey
  • salt and fresh pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups baby greens such as arugula and spinach
  • 3 tbsp crumbled gorgonzola cheese (blue cheese works great too)
  • 2 – 3 slices red onion (to taste)

Take 2 sections of the orange and squeeze into a small bowl, whisk in the balsamic, oil, honey, salt and pepper.

Cut the remaining orange sections into bite sized pieces.

Place the baby greens on a plate, then top with cut orange pieces, sliced red onion and Gorgonzola cheese. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and enjoy!!

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