This is a light and quick salad, with very little preparation time. It delivers the sweet strawberries accompanied with a punch and a tang!
I first made this salad soon after starting THM. I don’t remember specifically eating arugula before. And if I had, I don’t know that I would have liked it. I won’t forget the spicy flavor of it, now!
We were doing Farmer’s Market in our local town. And I often like buy some from the other vendors, or to trade my leftover (my kids’ that year) goods for some of their leftover goods.
Well, we ended up with arugula. It is very likely we ended up with strawberries, too.
And so, this salad was created when we got home. I was starving, and needed something NOW! 🙂
I bought a lot more arugula from that vendor that year!
Yesterday, I tried to find arugula in the produce department at Wal-Mart. All I could find was a 1/2 arugula/baby spinach mix. It seemed just as good in the salad, though.
1-5 ounce container made two salads. I had one and gave my oldest son one with his lunch. He proceeded to pick all the strawberries off (to eat seperately) and dump salsa on his salad! I guess he didn’t think strawberries belonged on a salad! Lol
Strawberry Arugula Salad
A couple cups of arugula, or arugula baby spinach mix
6 strawberries (or more…just stay under 1 cup)
A handful or so of sliced almonds
Cover the bottom of the plate with the greens. Slice the strawberries over top of the greens. Scatter the sliced almonds over the strawberries. Sprinkle balsamic vinegar on the salad.