We have relatives and house guests this week which is super nice. Last night I tried to put together a dinner salad with anything ” salad worthy” I had at home. The end result was a surprisingly lovely looking salad which tasted super yumm ! Talk about ‘necessity being the mother of invention ‘ 🙂 Sweet strawberries tossed together with Wild arugula leaves make the base for the salad. Add some finely chopped mint and spicy red onion finely sliced and you have a tangy, sweet and spicy salad. Drizzle it with some balsamic vinaigrette dressing( my favorite) and you’re in salad heaven. Creamy ranch ( husband’s favorite) seemed to go well too. I took a quick picture before it got demolished and a second picture with the leftovers in a bowl. No fancy picture shots, but the salad is so pretty it came out lovely anyway!
Nutrition Nuts and Bolts
Strawberries : Low in calories, high in Vitamin C , B-complex group of vitamins and Vitamin A. Rich source of many health promoting phyto-nutrients that are essential for health.
Wild arugula : low-calorie and one of the superior salad greens, it is high in vitamin A, C and K. Young, tender leaves feature a sweet, nutty, flavor with less peppery taste than strong spicy flavored mature greens.
Red Onions : Are one of the best natural sources of quercetin, a bioflavonoid that is particularly well suited for scavenging free radicals. Aside from its antioxidant properties, quercetin has been found to possess cancer fighting, anti-fungal, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
Mint : Is a well-known mouth and breathe freshener. It is high in minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. It is also good for digestion, nausea, headaches, and has a strong flavor that infuses anything. I love mint and find ways to use it as much as I can
Hope you liked this simple salad. I ‘m quite sure I will be making it sometime soon again. What is your favorite strawberry dish ?