This easy summer salad takes healthy clean-eating up to the next level. Garden fresh arugula combined with nutty red quinoa and our freshest organic blueberries make for a perfect summer dish.
FruitShare™ organic blueberries arrive fresh from the grower and are packed with flavor and powerful anti-oxidant cancer-fighting properties. And we love them just for the taste! Quinoa adds essential protein to your diet. While cooked like a grain, quinoa is technically a seed. Arugula is a cruciferous vegetable related to kale. Arugula adds not only fiber and disease-fighting properties associated with eating fresh fruits and vegetables daily—but most especially a wonderful tangy taste. Including walnuts (optional) adds additional healthy fat and protein.
4 cups organic arugula (fresh cut from the garden is ideal!)
1 cup cooked organic quinoa
1 organic yellow pepper—diced
1 cup FruitShare fresh organic blueberries
2-3 organic green onions
1 handful of organic walnuts (optional)
1 shallot finely diced
1/8 cup organic blueberries—muddled
maple syrup to taste (the real stuff of course!)
Strain and rinse 1/2 cup red quinoa. Add to saucepan with 1 cup water, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer until water has been absorbed. Allow to cool or place in the fridge if time allows. Meanwhile, wash and spin arugula greens and place in a bowl. Add diced yellow pepper, green onions, blueberries. Add quinoa and dress salad with blueberry vinaigrette dressing (below) or vinaigrette of your choice. Enjoy fresh.
Blueberry Vinaigrette Dressing:
Mix oil and vinegar in an approximate 3 to 1 oil to vinegar ratio. Add shallot, muddled blueberries, salt, pepper and maple syrup to taste.
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