Vegan Arugula Salad

Normally, I do my vegan and vegetarian recipes on Wednesdays. However, I didn’t post last Wednesday and I only discovered this recipe on Thursday (go figure). But better late than never, right?

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It’s hella simple to make and it tastes so freaking good!

Before I get to the recipe portion, let’s talk about some of the benefits of arugula; some of this is brand-new to me!

It’s healthy as shit for you. No, really it is. It’s chalkful of vitamins and cancer-fighting properties. It’s also being used to stave off Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Two, you can use it as a tool for weight loss. Notice, how I said you can use it as a tool; not a replacement for an active lifestyle.

Three, it boosts the immune system. Eat enough arugula and your body will be able to handle any cold and flu season coming your way.

And allegedly, arugula can be used as an aphrodisiac. I need to test that theory.

Now, I used this recipe as the base but really, I just did my own thing:

Recipe:

  • half a bag of arugula.
  • 2 Tablespoons of Rice Vinegar (I also read Apple Cider or Red Wine Vinegar works great here too)
  • 1 Tablespoon of Olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Toasted sesame seeds.

Yeah, that simple.

Combine the vinegar and oil, adding salt to your flavor preference. Toss it over the salad and add the sesame seeds. So simple, so delicious, so freaking easy!!

The original recipe called for cherry tomatoes and avocado (I didn’t have either on hand so I just went without) but I’ll definitely add that next time.

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My dinner featuring honey-soy salmon, buckwheat, and arugula. 

What are some of your favorite arugula recipes?

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