Everyone knows a salad is good to have. The problem is: many individuals get bored of salad quite easily as they eat the same combination of salads over and over again.
Here is an easy 5 ingredient salad which will surely excite your tastes. Arugula offers you the extra spice to intrigue your tastebuds. Mix arugula in with your usual dark green leafy vegetable to change things up a bit! The other two vegetables featured in this salad include fennel and endive which, in my opinion, are two under utilized vegetables.
Have you used fennel before in a recipe? If you haven’t, here’s your opportunity to give this funny looking vegetable a try! Fennel does have a liquorice-like flavour; however, this vegetable is packed with fibre and will help with digestion. This vegetable can also be a source of potassium, phosphorous and magnesium. Phosphorous and magnesium can aid with calcium absorption to help with bone health.
Although endives are not dark green in colour, endives can be a source of fibre as there is 2 grams of fibre for every 1/2 cup as well a source of Vitamin A and potassium.
Arugula Fennel Endive Salad (2 servings)
1 box of pre-washed Baby Arugula
1/2 medium Fennel (chopped)
1.5 Endives (chopped)
1/4 c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1/4 c Trebbiano Grape Vinegar
Note: I don’t add any salt & pepper to this recipe. I truly do enjoy the PC Black Label Trebbiano Grape Vinegar; however, white balsamic vinegar would be a nice substitute as well. I find that the flavour of the vinegar is quite satisfying and adds enough flavour to justify no additional spices being necessary.
Food For Thought? To make a complete meal, consider adding 1 cup of chickpeas to each serving of salad. Think about it! This meal is prepped and ready to be eaten within 30 minutes. What’s stopping you from making this?