First and foremost, thank you for checking out this quick and easy recipe! I’m just going to get to the point. I bought a salad bowl, and it triggered the desire for me to make more salads…and here we are.
So, I tried this super easy summer salad. It is a quick and easy meal you can easily dress up and make your own. This salad is also packed with nutrients and antioxidants.
Chicken, Shrimp, or Steak (Optional)
Salt & Pepper
Olive oil (optional)
Shredded Cheese (Mozzarella or Feta)
Cut up the lettuce to your desired size. Wash and mix lettuce, spinach and Arugula. Slice the onion and tomatoes and add to the greens. Rinse blueberries and add to the greens. *I love blueberries so I go a little overboard sometimes.
Garnish with salt and pepper and a drizzle of olive oil (optional). If you like some sort of protein in your salad, feel free to add eggs, grilled shrimp, chicken or steak. Complement this salad with fresh blueberry or raspberry vinaigrette if desired.
Heirloom tomatoes are packed with nutrients that our bodies crave. Just remember, tomatoes are…fruit…yes, fruit, which means they contribute to your overall well-being. Tomatoes are a major source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart disease and cancer. Heirloom tomatoes are also an excellent source of vitamin C, potassium, folate, and vitamin K. Not only are tomatoes good for you, but they always add a little color to any salad.
Personally, I think arugula is not the tastiest leafy green–with an odd taste and peppery bite, but I can tolerate it every now then because it is super healthy. Arugula is full of antioxidants and full of calcium, potassium, vitamin C, K, A, and folate. Arugula is considered a Superfood which means it is a ” nutrient-rich food considered to be especially beneficial for health and well-being”.
Ahh, yes, the humble blueberry. I think blueberries are underrated and taken for-granted. Blueberries are the King of antioxidant foods. Blueberries reduce DNA damage that can help protect against cancer and aging. Blueberries may help lower blood pressure and decrease chances of heart disease.