Arugula, Truffle and Pecorino Salad
Truffles are known in Italy as tartufi. In the province of Pesaro
they are harvested throughout the year and enjoyed in soups,
omelets, cassoulets, and on salads. This is an absolutely delicious salad. Those of you who have been to Italy will surely be reminded
of ancient hillsides, cobalt skies, and burning sunshine.
Divide the greens onto 4 dinner plates. Slice the truffles thinly and acidulate them with 1/2 of the lemon juice.
Portion the truffles onto the greens, then top with shavings of pecorino.
In a small bowl, beat the olive oil with the remaining lemon juice and add one teaspoon of sea salt, grindings of pepper, and the lemon zest. Pour the dressing over the greens and strew with mint leaves.