Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Arugula, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

 I love fresh, crisp salads in winter. Throw in a little fruit and I'm a happy camper! Throw in some cheese...even better! One of the fun things that my family has been enjoying lately is trying different kinds of greens as a foundation for our salads. Recently, arugula has been a favourite with it's slightly peppery taste and it's bright green full-of-good-things colour. This arugula salad with a foundation of  leafy arugula and topped with crisp green apple slices, creamy goat cheese and candied pecans is a perfect mix of fresh and crispy that is so good as a meal or a side salad.
This salad is very easy to make with just 5 ingredients. Arugula being the main ingredient. Did you know that Arugula is every bit of a super food as Kale? Yes. It's true. 
Arugula is a rich source of phytochemicals, folic acid, Vitamins A, C and K, high levels of Iron and Copper...all of which are great for combattting cancer-causing elements in the body, as well as boosting brain and bone health!
I suggest plating each portion on individual plates so that each serving has a good mix of apples slices, goat cheese and pecans.
 Arugula, Apple & Goat Cheese Salad

1.5 cups arugula for each plate
6 apples slices for each plate
1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese for each plate
1 tablespoon chopped candied pecans for each plate {I picked up the nuts at my local grocery store}
Favourite balsamic salad dressing

To make:
To each plate, pile arugula. Then add apple slices in a circle as shown. Sprinkle with crumbled goat cheese and pecans. Then drizzle with balsamic salad dressing. Serve immediately!
If you are looking for other amazing salads to try, here are but a few of the fabulous recipes that can be found on Life Made Delicious. The site has recently undergone a fresh makeover where recipes are easier than ever to find and it's now mobile friendly too!

 Looking for something to serve to a crowd on Super Bowl Sunday?  How about this Chicken BLT Taco Salad? It looks so good!
Chicken BLT Taco Salad
I love salads with a twist that includes fresh fruit and this Raspberry Lemon Salad looks amazing!
Raspberry-Lemon Salad
 And how about this crunchy and citrus inspired Spicy Jicama & Orange Salad {Gluten Free}?
Spicy Jicama and Orange Salad (Gluten Free)
What kind of salads have your been enjoying lately? What is your favourite go-to salad ingredient?

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