And we're back... with more salad talk!
Obviously I have a small salad fetish. If you follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen the pics and the shout-outs to my salad club. Well this here - Arugula - is one big ode to salad club! See me and the other salad club members, we go through phases. For a few weeks we're obsessed with avocados or sesame asian dressing, then we switch it up and the peppercorn ranch becomes the office favorite. But Ms. Arugula? She's been a crowd-pleaser all along!
When a member brought it in, I thought, "Sure, why not! I'll throw some arugula in my salad. What's the big deal, anyway? Lettuce is lettuce, right?" Wrong. Arugula has a unique taste; many say it's peppery. Peppery and oh so good with a little mango, some craisins, avocado and my fave cilantro-lime dressing. (We'll get to fresh herbs in your salad later [they too have their own fantastic, unique taste!]) First, here is my recipe for a delicious arugula mango salad!
Gorgeous styling and photos are by Lauren-Michelle of Ella Mae Studios.
There's not much to this, you know. You just throw it all together and try to pace yourself as the flavor combination ignites in your mouth! I know I might sound a little overzealous about salad, but seriously guys, it's good stuff!
The cilantro-lime dressing does take some doing. You've gotta gather the ingredients and puree till smooth (hard, right?)! I've included the recipe below; it's another from Eatingwell.com. If you haven't noticed- they're my favvvve.
Be careful not to oversaturate your salad. A little dressing goes a long way and the other ingredients do pack a punch!
Now, this might not seem like a hearty winter meal for those of us on the East who just got snow, but I'm dying for summer y'all! I couldn't resist a little something light to get me through another wet, cold day. Commmme on spring!
Now go lighten up your day and try this fantastic, healthy combo and let me know what you think!
There's MANY more salad combinations coming to the blog so stay tuned!
Did you read about salad club yet?
- 1 cup packed cilantro
- 1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
- 1/4 cup lime juice
- 1/4 cup orange juice
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- Pinch of minced garlic
- Puree til smooth!