Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad

Strawberry, Fennel and Arugula Salad

Variety isn’t just the spice of life; it will also keep you from falling into a food rut. People often tell me that they love salad but get bored with the same old version they always make. This disenchantment can lead folks away from the greens their bodies really need. If that sounds like you, let this salad serve as a springboard for endless seasonal variations. Eating with the seasons isn’t just a catch phrase. Each season brings new foods just hitting their peak; in this case, strawberries and arugula, some of the welcome early harbingers of the spring. In addition to having an incredibly sweet taste, strawberries have anticancer and anti-inflammatory properties. Plus, when combined with mint and a lemony balsamic vinaigrette, they make for a salad that feels like Pop Rocks going off in your mouth.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS • PREP TIME: 15 minutes • COOK TIME: not applicable

4 cups tightly packed baby arugula, rinsed
1 cup thinly sliced fennel
12 organic strawberries, sliced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
6 tablespoons Lemony Balsamic Vinaigrette
¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted

Put the arugula, fennel, strawberries, and mint in a large bowl and toss gently to combine. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the top and toss again. Scatter the almonds over the top.

Place a small skillet over low flame and add almonds. Toast, stirring often, until slightly golden and nutty smelling, about 2 minutes. Remove to a plate and set aside.

Cook's Note: A mandoline (no you can’t strum it) is a handy kitchen tool that allows you to slice vegetables to a uniformed thickness—and perfect for the fennel in this recipe. There are many inexpensive hand- held models available at kitchen stores and online.

If you must store the salad, don’t add the dressing. After combining the greens, fennel, strawberries, and mint, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 1 day at most.

Photo Credit: Leo Gong

Reprinted with permission from  RebeccaKatz.com

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Rebecca Katz is a nationally-recognized author and expert on the role of food in supporting health. She has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, and received her culinary training from New York's Natural Gourmet Institute. Rebecca consults for health care facilities, hotels, spas and resorts; offers custom workshops for physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals; and is a sought-after speaker at medical centers, wellness conferences and corporate events. She is the founder and director of the Healing Kitchens Institute at Commonweal in Bolinas, CA, a program ded ...

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