Tuesday, September 21, 2010

80--- Arugula Pear Salad

This salad is a favorite of mine, as well as of my family and friends. My friend, Arin, eats it for breakfast (you go girl)! Just a few simple ingredients, and so much FRESH flavor!

More arugula! It is loaded with vitamins A and C, as well as calcium and folate. It has a fresh, peppery flavor. The larger leaves have a bolder taste, whereas the baby leaves have a very mild flavor.

I would serve this with............. just about anything!

Arugula Pear Salad
Serves 6

6 cups arugula, baby or large leaves
2 large or 3 medium Bartlett pears (you can switch it up and use Asian as well), sliced
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/3 cup pine nuts (yes, they are the world's most expensive nut-- but worth it!)
Extra Virgin Olive oil
Salt & Pepper

Combine arugula & pear slices in a large salad bowl. Top with parmesan cheese and pine nuts. Serve with a light drizzle of olive oil and salt and pepper to taste.

See? I told you it was easy!

Nutrition Info per 1 cup serving: 245 calories, 16 g fat (12 g monounsaturated), 7 g protein, 17,g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber

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