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This Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, and Spinach Salad is packed with superfoods that will keep you healthy and satisfied. The bonus is… it’s incredibly delicious. It’s both sweet and tangy, and amazingly simple. Perfect for sides, all season long!
Pick ripe and flavorful tomatoes. I’m partial to heirloom and I’m still able to get a few out of my own garden. But choose the best your market has. They are the star in this salad.
Now, we mentioned “superfoods”… and we mentioned “healthy.”
“Spinach is an excellent source of vitamin K, vitamin A (in the form of carotenoids), manganese, folate, magnesium, iron, copper, vitamin B2, vitamin B6, vitamin E, calcium, potassium and vitamin C. It is a very good source of dietary fiber, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc, protein and choline.”
Considered a cruciferous veggie, “Arugula contains about 475 IU of vitamin A per cup, which helps maintain eye health, and it provides 21.7 milligrams of brain-boosting, bone-building vitamin K. Vitamin C and several of the B vitamins can also be found in arugula, giving it even more nutritional benefits. Arugula is also high in antioxidant phytochemicals, which are compounds that aren’t vitamins or minerals but that boost health when consumed. Specifically, arugula contains the compounds kaempferol and quercetin, which are released when you chew or crush the leaves.
Tomatoes are abundant sources of lycopene, which is found to be protective against cancer of the prostate, breast, lung, and colon.
And now… the oh-so-simple recipe.
Heirloom Tomato, Arugula, and Spinach Salad
- 1 container multi-color Heirloom Cherry Tomatoes halved
- 2-3 cups baby spinach leaves
- 1-2 cups arugula
- 4 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- In a small lidded jar, combine the olive oil and balsamic vinegar; season with salt and freshly cracked pepper to taste.
- In a large salad bowl, add cherry tomatoes, spinach, and arugula. Drizzle salad dressing over the greens and toss.
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