Arugula and Orange Salad

Spring is coming! That gets me thinking about all of the fresh flavours and local food that will slowly become available. Here’s a light salad that I think you’ll love.

Despite how easy it is to make, you’ll be a big hit at your next dinner party or potluck for elevating everyone’s salad experience way beyond the norm. And if you want to turn it into a full meal, it’s easy! Just pick-up some chicken, high quality sausages or another protein of your choice and you’re good to go.

Ingredients

Baby arugula (about half of a small clam-shell plastic container, or roughly 70g)

1/2 to 1 thinly sliced naval orange

Shelled pistachios and/or slivered almonds (I like to use both!)

Feta cheese crumbled (I love a brand called ‘Bon Feta’ available at The Big Carrot)

Olive oil and lemon dressing – Use juice from about 1/2 a lemon and drizzle enough oil to lightly dress the salad. Adjust as needed. I love Acropolis olive oil (available at The Big Carrot)

Salt and pepper to taste

Give it a try and enjoy!


Peter Roberts is a sought after nutrition consultant and strength and conditioning coach in Toronto. He’s been the head coach at Quantum CrossFit since 2010 (East York’s most highly rated gym) and consulted with Canada Basketball and Rugby League Canada, among others. He provides free fitness and nutrition resources on his site peterrobertscoaching.com to teach people how to get fitter and feel great without it being a struggle.

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