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Arugula Mango Salad 

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Description:
The Health Benefits Of Arugula. All salad greens are healthy, right? Most are very low in calories, but not all give you a good dose of nutrients. Isn't it time to ditch the iceberg lettuce and try something different? Discover the delicious health benefits of arugula.
Arugula, also known as salad or garden rocket, is a nutritious leafy green vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It belongs to the brassicaceae family like mustard greens, cauliflower, kale…etc and has scientific name Eruca sativa.
Salad rocket is a low growing annual herb features dandelion like succulent, elongated, lobular leaves with green veins. Young plant features plain light green color leaves, which appear identical to that of spinach. Young, tender leaves feature sweet, nutty, flavor with less peppery taste than strong spicy flavored mature greens.
Rocket salad is rich source of certain phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane and iso­thiocyanates. Together they have been found to counter carcinogenic effects of estrogen and thus help benefit against prostate, breast, cervical, colon, ovarian cancers by virtue of their cancer cell growth inhibition, cytotoxic effects on cancer cells. Rocket is very good source of folates. 100 g of fresh greens contain 97 mcg or 24% of folic acid. When given around conception period it helps prevent neural tube defects in the newborns. This vegetable also rich Vitamin A, C and in B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), and pantothenic acid those are essential for optimum cellular enzymatic and metabolic functions.





Ingredients:
1 large organic mango, cubed
1 organic avocado, diced
3/4 cup macadamia nuts, roasted/salted
5 cups fresh organic arugula


optional add-in's: sweet onions, diced apple, diced pineapple ...be creative!

Dressing

1/4 cup lemon juice
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 Tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tsp agave syrup
pepper
dash garlic powder


Directions:
1. Make salad dressing by whisking together all ingredients and toss it with the salad ingredients - except the arugula!


2. When ready to serve, pour it over the greens. Otherwise the arugula would get quite soggy.


3. Top with fresh black pepper! Serve!



Special Diet: Vegetarian


Category: Salads


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