Hello, everybody! (said like that character from 2 broke girls)
After I’ve abandoned this poor blog for two whole weeks now, today I’m back and I’ve got a very easy, super quick and mega healthy avocado, tomato and arugula salad recipe that I’m sure even the biggest vegetable haters will love.
They will. At least they’ll say it’s fine, which is the same.
This salad is very fresh and requires only a little bit of chopping & mixing skills, along with some taste buds and fresh ingredients. THAT IS IT! My favorite kind of cooking.
As I told you before, lately I’ve been going through a period where I kinda hate smoothies. Yes, I HATE SMOOTHIES. Sue me, take away my blender and let me cry in the corner for days.
Now that I’m a smoothie-hater, salads are my only source of fresh vegetables and vitamin C, which I seem to often forget is an essential nutrient.
Thank Goodness for all that smoothie-hate & the burning summer sun, because these two things lead me to this salad and a bunch of other delicious salads that I’ll be sharing this month.
Guys, I don’t wanna sound like I’m kissing the (non-existent) butt of this beautiful salad, but it’s amazing, even though it is so simple. My precious.
Plus it’s one of the healthiest things ever. So healthy that you can even eat it with bread and be proud of your bread eating skills. That’s what I did and I felt nothing, but joy.
How to serve this salad
Just like revenge, this salad is a dish best served cold.
Besides stating the obvious, I wanna tell you, this avocado, tomato and arugula salad might look like a side dish, but to me, it’s the main dish. Meaning: yes I might eat it with something else, but it makes about 80% of my plate.
This way I can stay healthy (even if I don’t drink smoothies), get me precious essential nutrients and even lose some weight and belly fat, IF I stop eating cookies after that.
Health and Beauty Benefits
Obviously, something that is made with a variety of fresh vegetables will be good for you.
And so is this salad.
It’s the perfect summer recipe – it’s got some lycopene from tomatoes, some vitamin C from the green peppers and some vitamin E from olive oil and avocado.
All those things come together to make one huge antioxidant bomb. That antioxidant bomb destroys free radicals caused by the sun, so that we stay young, healthy and pretty. Oh so pretty. And oh so healthy.
And arugula? Believe it or not, this one is related to the stinkers cabbage and broccoli and Brussels sprouts…Yes, arugula is something like the model daughter in a chubby family. Because it’s DELICOUS. Not in a way like broccoli is delicious (only on some occasions), always. But, one thing arugula and broccoli and all those cruciferous guys have in common are their detox skills. So yes, this here is indeed very much a detox salad. And I thank the Universe, Mars and Neptun for that.
Now let me look at my horoscope for the week, while you’re reading the recipe.
- 1 cup arugula
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green pepper (small one)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1tsp lemon juice
- roasted sesame seeds (1-2 tbsp)
- Wash all vegetables. If cucumber not organic, better peel it. Chop all vegetables, add to a bowl. Add olive oil, salt, pepper, then mix. Sprinkle roasted sesame seeds on top. Serve with whatever you like (goes with protein, bread, chickpeas, a cooked meal...pretty much anything).
And that is it! Now go make it and tell me how it goes after those efficient 10 minutes!
And after you’re happy and full, check out these salad recipes and make them as well 🙂