Thursday, March 8, 2012

Arugula Pomegranate Salad

Dark, leafy greens often get a bad rap. With such a variety to choose from, I've never quite understood this.
If spinach or kale is not your thing (or even if it is), this dark, leafy green is certainly a viable option. In fact, I'm strongly encouraging you to go out and grab yourself a bag.

Arugula (or rocket as it is sometimes called) is a peppery leaf, great in salads, on pizza, or in a sandwich. It has a punch of flavor, unlike an iceberg lettuce, and an arsenal of vitamins, such as Vitamin A, C, and K, folate, calcium, and magnesium, guaranteed to protect your ticker and help you live a healthy lifestyle.

This is one of my favorite salads to make with the greens. The tanginess of goat cheese, tartness of pomegranate seeds, and acidity of the Balsamic vinegar give it a great harmony of flavor sure to keep your taste buds hoppin'!

Arugula Pomegranate Salad

1/2 bag of pre-washed arugula
1/4 c. pomegranate seeds
2 T. walnuts, chopped
1/4 c. goat cheese, crumbled

2 T. olive oil
2 T. Balsamic vinegar

Mix together arugula, pomegranate seeds, and walnuts. Sprinkle goat cheese on top of salad.
Drizzle with olive oil and Balsamic.

Also good with pecans, dried cranberries or apricots, and sharp Irish cheddar.

Serves 2. Easily doubled or tripled.

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