Arugula & Baby Kale Salad with Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette

Posted by on Jan 10, 2015 in Recipes | 0 comments

Today is a good day: I’ve just bottled my first batch of kombucha. It’s not quite done yet, it still needs to go through its second fermentation, but so far, so good! Feeding my kombucha habit has become quite expensive, so I hope this will save me money and allow me to make my kombucha exactly the way I like it.  Now I’m counting down the hours until I get to try my first bottle. 

Arugula and Baby Kale Salad

Arugula and Baby Kale Salad

As you may recall, one of my new years’ resolutions is to eat more raw foods and so that means I’ve been eating salads for lunch just about every day. It’s a good thing I love my leafy greens!

The salad recipe I’m sharing today is very similar to one that I often buy at Organic Avenue for lunch, one of my favorite places to stop and grab a meal, green juice, or green smoothie when I’m in New York City.  It’s got a lovely combination of flavors: salty from the olives, sweet from the currants, and sour from the lemon juice. The hemp seeds add a boost of protein and omega-3s and 6s. The carrots a nice crunch.

Spicy Lemon Vinaigrette
Yields 2
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 1/4 cup water
  2. 1/4 cup lemon juice
  3. 1/2 tbsp olive oil
  4. 4 sprigs fresh thyme
  5. 1 scallion, chopped
  6. 2 tsps agave or maple syrup
  7. 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  8. Salt & pepper, to taste
Instructions
  1. Add all ingredients to a blender and blend on high until smooth.
Notes
  1. You'll have enough of this dressing for about four salads.
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Baby Kale & Arugula Salad
Serves 1
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Total Time
5 min
Total Time
5 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups baby kale
  2. 2 cups baby arugula
  3. 1 carrot, grated
  4. 1-2 tbsps dried currants (depending on how much you love currants!)
  5. 2 tbsps hemp seeds
  6. 6-8 olives
  7. 2 tbsps spicy lemon vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Place all ingredients in a medium bowl and toss to combine.
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I don’t often like to eat the same thing over and over: I like to give my taste buds a workout and a huge amount of variety.

Arugula and Baby Kale Salad 1

Sweet, Salty, Sour!

But this… This is a salad that I could eat almost every day!

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