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Monday, June 25, 2012

Strawberry Arugula Salad

If you're a resident of the Syracuse area and a fan of Fleet Feet Sports, you may have seen this recipe already.  I actually just began writing for their Nutrition Blog as well, but I thought this recipe was too great not to share again and it's perfect to make from local seasonal ingredients.  I found this one from The Taste of Home website, so this one's not my own, but the info is listed below so you can find more of their great recipes.

We've been thoroughly enjoying the arugula growing in our garden for the past few weeks.  We've been using it for salads of course and sandwiches, but I thought this recipe was great because it pairs something else that's in season right now in Upstate New York, strawberries.  The flavor combination is really delicious because there is nothing like the taste of a freshly picked strawberry and it compliments the great peppery flavor of the arugula very nicely.  This is also a great recipe to try any weeknight because it's quick and easy and perfect for when the temperature begins to soar.

Strawberry Arugula Salad
From: The Taste of Home

            2 cups torn fresh arugula or baby spinach
            3/4 cup quartered fresh strawberries
            1/4 cup slivered almonds
            1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
            2 tablespoons chopped red onion
            2 tablespoons olive oil
            1 tablespoon thawed orange juice concentrate
            1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
            1-1/2 teaspoons grated orange peel
            1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
            In a salad bowl, combine the first five ingredients. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, orange juice concentrate, vinegar, orange peel and ginger. Pour over salad; toss gently to coat. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts
1-1/4 cups equals 295 calories, 25 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 13 mg cholesterol, 199 mg sodium, 14 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 7 g protein.  Nutrient information is based on a 2,000 calorie per day diet.

Serve as a side dish or as a main course topped with grilled chicken or a mild fish.

The Taste of Home. Accessed 6/22/12.

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