Everyone knows eating a salad is good for you, but not all lettuce is created equal. They're all similar in caloric content, but not all of them actually provide your body with nutrients. Iceberg, for instance, has virtually no nutritional value, but the darker leafy greens are packed full of vitamins. Arugula has a slight pepper flavor and is an excellent source of Vitamin A, K, and C. I love pairing it with fruit and citrus to balance its bold flavor.
This salad also contains a health serving of fennel which has a lot of health properties relevant to those of us with IBD. Fennel provides vitamin C for immune support; fiber, folate, and potassium for gut health; and iron to help battle the anemia that a lot of us face. Who can turn down a vegetable with all of those nutritional properties, especially when it smells like licorice?! I used my handy dandy World Cuisine spiral slicer to make shaved pieces, but you can also use a mandoline or just a sharp knife. I just love how simple it is, and this one is so easy to cleanup. I picked this brand solely based on Amazon reviews, and have been really happy with it so far! I use it for zucchini or carrot noodles all the time, but this was the first time I used the slicing disc. I think I'll do this from now on for my salads. It makes the veggies so crisp and easy to stab with a fork!
Sally @ Spontaneous Hausfrau
This salad sounds like such a wonderful contrast in flavors – I’m smacking my lips just thinking about it!
This salad is super delicious! I added blueberries to it just because I needed to use them. It worked well! I made paleo coconut shrimp with it. Perfect pairing for a great summer dinner!
Thanks again for the inspiration! Your blog is my new fav!
It is getting close to lunch time here and I’m drooling over my keyboard! I try to eat light at lunch, usually some kind of salad, so this would be new and healthy at the same time! Thank you for sharing ☺ I would like to invite you to share your recipe in our recipe hop. It is a weekly event and the linky will be open until midnight tonight. Hope to see you there!