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Arugula Strawberry Salad with Divine Green Dressing

This is a delicious light salad that can be enjoyed at any time of the year. Use the substitution list if anything I used in my salad is out of season in your area. The spotlight aims on fennel. It has many health promoting properties; one fennel bulb contains only 73 calories, 3 g of protein, 7g of fiber, 969 mg of potassium (28% of your daily requirements), 314 IU of vitamin A (6%), 115 mg of calcium (11%), 28 mg of vitamin C (47%), 1.7mg of iron (9%), 63 mcg of folate (16%) and  40 mg of magnesium (10%) needs. And that’s just one of the ingredients! Enjoy knowing how much your supporting good health when you make this beautiful salad.

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 cup (100 g) baby kale leaves
  • 1 cup (100 g) arugula (rocket)
  • 1 small fennel, finely sliced
  • 1 cup (150 g) red cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1 cup (150 g) yellow cherry tomatoes, chopped in half
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 scallion (shallot), chopped roughly
  • 8 strawberries, chopped
  • 4 tbsp pine nuts

Divine Green Dressing

  • ½ avocado
  • 2 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) olive oil
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) water
  • 1 tsp honey (optional)
  • 1 tbsp fresh basil

 

Directions

  1. Wash, chop and prepare all salad ingredients and place into a bowl. Mix slightly.
  2. Toast the pine nuts (optional) by putting them in a small saucepan over moderate heat and moving them around until a slight brownness occurs. Be careful not to burn them.
  3. Dressing: Place all ingredients into a food processor blend until a smooth consistency forms, or mash and mix by hand.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and sprinkle the pine nuts over the top and enjoy!

 

 

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Servings: 2

Substitutions

  • Arugula – spinach, kale, watercress
  • Spinach – kale, watercress
  • Tomatoes – any variety, red cabbage
  • Scallions – red onion
  • Strawberries – mango, berries, apple pear
  • Pine nuts – slivered almonds, chopped macadamias

Calories: 200

Fat: 12g

Trans Fat: 1g

Cholesterol: 0mg

Sodium: 35mg

Carbohydrates: 21g

Fiber: 5g

Sugars: 10g

Protein: 6g