Arugula, also known as rocket, is a spicy cruciferous green that is loaded with minerals and antioxidants. Arugula contains ample amounts of vitamin K, which plays an essential role in maintaining strong bones. In just one cup, you’ll get nearly half the recommended daily allowance–for a mere five calories! Arugula also contains several minerals, including iron, magnesium, potassium, and zinc.
This tasty salad is perfect for a light spring or summer starter, and is super quick and easy to prepare. Add grilled or broiled chicken, seared tofu, or grilled grass-fed steak to make it a main.
Yield: 2 – 3 servings
Time: 5 minutes
4 cups arugula
4 medium radishes, thinly sliced
3 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted
2 tablespoons herbed goat cheese
2 tablespoons flaxseed oil
Juice of one lemon
1 teaspoon brown mustard
1 teaspoon raw honey
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Toast pine nuts in a small pan on medium heat, stirring occasionally for 3 minutes or until golden. Set aside.
2. In a small bowl, whisk together flaxseed oil, lemon, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. Set aside.
3. Plate four cups arugula on a serving platter. Thinly slice radishes with a mandolin or grater and scatter the slices on top of the arugula.
4. Top the salad with toasted pine nuts and goat cheese, and lightly drizzle the vinaigrette over the top. Serve and enjoy!
Guest blogger Ashley Burnett is a certified health and body transformation coach, motivational speaker, and founder of virtual health and wellness company Strong Body Love.
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