Hi there! I know I have been MIA since the new year but have no fear, I am here (a little rhyming for ya)!
I am going to start incorporating some more recipes here on the blog. And today’s is an upgraded salad with my favorite simple dressing!
Since I am trying to eat healthier after my holiday dining I needed to find a way to jazz up salads to keep them fresh and fun. I am the type of person who can’t continue to eat the same thing every day. It drives me crazy!
This is my Apple Beat Arugula Salad
I am obsessed with arugula and love the bite it has. Beets are my favorite salad topper because I love their flavor. Apples provide the nice crunch you need.
Here is what you will need for 1 salad:
Arugula -(measured out for your desired serving size)
1/2 of an Apple (Granny Smith or Fuji, I had fuji handy)
2-3 Beets rough chopped (depends on the size/preference. You can roast them yourself or buy ready to eat beets. I advise cutting the beats on a plate versus a cutting board that may become stained. Try to use a knife and fork to do the cutting and keep your hands stainless)
4-5 Asparagus stalks rough chopped (roasted or grilled)
1/4 of a Cucumber (sliced into quarters)
3-4 Radishes (depending on the size, julienned)
Some Parmesan cheese slices (goat cheese crumbles work great too!)
Combine all ingredients in a bowl.
For the dressing:
1/4 cup of White Balsamic Vinegar
Few sprinkles of Black Pepper (I opt out of salt, but you may add a few shakes)
Juice of a lemon wedge
1 garlic glove minced
1/4 cup of Olive Oil
Mix all the ingredients together in a small container/jar, making sure to add the olive oil last. Add the containers lid and shake well. This dressing should last you for a couple of salads and honestly goes so well with any salad!
Top the salad with the dressing and give anther light toss and voila! You have a beautiful and flavorful salad that will keep you feeling full.