Beet Strawberry and Goat Cheese Arugula Salad (healthy, antioxidants, low-carb, gluten-free)
A refreshing and healthy Spring and Summer Salad. Arugula is an excellent source of Vitamins A, K, and Folate. <yoastmark class="yoast-text-mark" data-mce-bogus="1">Arugula is a cancer fighting power food and also contains Antioxidant properties which help fight premature aging.</yoastmark> Beets are an excellent source of Vitamin C, Fiber and Folate. Strawberries are an excellent source of Vitamin C and a good source of Fiber. <yoastmark class="yoast-text-mark" data-mce-bogus="1">Additionally, strawberries are a great source of Antioxidants.</yoastmark> <yoastmark class="yoast-text-mark" data-mce-bogus="1">Due to the saturated fat content cheese should be eaten in moderation, however Goat cheese contains less fat and calories than cow's cheese.</yoastmark> Extra Virgin Olive Oil is high in Antioxidants and lowers the risk of heart disease and blood pressure.
Servings 2 servings
- <b>for the balsamic vinaigrette dressing</b>
- Shallots - 2 tbsp finely chopped
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil - 2 tbsp
- Aged Balsamic Vinegar - 1 tbsp
- Honey - 1 tsp
- Black Pepper - 1/4 tsp
- Sea Salt - to taste
- <b>for the salad</b>
- Organic Arugula - 5 ounces
- Balsamic Vinaigrette - entire amount
- Organic Strawberries - 8 pieces sliced
- Steamed & Peeled Beets - 5-6 pieces sliced
- Trader Joe's Sweet & Spicy Pecans - 7-8 pieces per serving
- Trader Joe's Chevre Goat Cheese - 1-2 tbsp per serving crumbled
Begin by making the dressing. Finely chop a shallot.
Add 2 tbsp of shallots to a mason jar.
Add extra virgin olive oil, aged balsamic, honey, black pepper and salt to the mason jar. Cover and shake well for 10 seconds. Set aside.
In a large bowl, add the arugula.
Drizzle two-thirds of the dressing over the arugula. <yoastmark class="yoast-text-mark" data-mce-bogus="1">Reserve some for later.</yoastmark>
Slice the strawberries.
Slice the beets.
In a serving bowl, add the arugula.
Now top with strawberries and beets.
Top with pecans.
This is my favorite Goat Cheese from Trader Joe's.
Top with crumbled goat cheese.
Drizzle remaining dressing over the salad.