Last updated on June 28th, 2022 at 01:57 pm
This refreshing tomato, avocado and arugula salad is loaded with fresh vegetables, and anti-inflammatory herbs and is extremely delicious! Loaded with antioxidants, fiber, vitamins and minerals this healthy salad is vegan, low carb, gluten-free and paleo. This is a great vegetable side dish or even a light healthy lunch!
Everyone Will Love This Tasty Vegetable Salad
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 & tossing 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.
Vegetable Detox Salad Ingredients
These are some of the inrgedients you’ll use in this delicious vegan salad:
- ripe tomatoes and crunchy cucumbers
- fresh basil leaves and arugula
- sweet green or red peppers
- ripe creamy avocado
- olive oil, lemon juice and a little bit of onion (if you want)
- toasted sesame seeds – they’re soooo good in salads, just remember the word toasted!
How To Serve This Healthy 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 belly fat, IF I stop eating cookies after that.
This Avocado, Arugula and Tomato Salad Is Great For Your Health
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. Why is it healthy?
- it’s got some lycopene from tomatoes
- some vitamin C from the green peppers
- some vitamin E from olive oil and avocado
All these 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 DELICIOUS and elegant and amazing. Not in a way like broccoli is delicious (only on some occasions): always.
One thing arugula, broccoli and all those cruciferous guys do have in common are their detox skills. So yes, this is very much a detox salad and can support your liver at what it does best: break down and remove harmful substances from your body.
Now let me look at my horoscope for the week, while you’re reading the recipe.
Tomato, Arugula and Avocado Salad
This healthy tomato arugula and avocado salad is filled with greens, healthy fats and vitamin-packed vevetagles! This easy detox salad is perfect for a side dish or a light healthy lunch! The recipe is low carb, nut-free, paleo, gluten and dairy-free!
- 1 cup arugula
- 5-6 basil leaves
- 2 tomatoes
- 1 avocado
- 1 cucumber
- 1 green pepper (small one)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion (optional)
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
- salt and pepper to taste
- Wash all vegetables. If the cucumber is not organic, better peel it.
- Chop all vegetables, add to a bowl.
- Add olive oil, salt, pepper, then mix.
- Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds on top.
- Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 24gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 19gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 20mgCarbohydrates: 22gFiber: 10gSugar: 8gProtein: 5g
More Healthy Vegetarian Salad Recipes
And that is it! Now go make it and tell me how it goes after those efficient 5 minutes! And after you’re happy and full, check out these salad recipes and make them as well 🙂
Quick Update Note:
I originally published this tasty salad recipe on July 11th 2017 and updated it with new tips and photos on June 28th 2022.
Hi you missed the lemon juice in the instructions am I supposed to put the lemon juice in the olive oil and salt?
I just add it to the salad, no need to pre-mix.
I’m confused with the yield and serving size…if it yields 2, wouldn’t it serve 2…
The serving size is 1/2 the salad, the recipe is for two people
Can you have rice on this detox?
can it be made a ahead of time and served over a few days??
lemon juice sprinkled over the salad?