Arugula & Strawberry Salad
While simple in design, this salad is complex in flavour. The spicy arugula, sweet fresh strawberries, crunchy toasted almonds and soft creamy goat cheese all blend together perfectly.
4 handfuls arugula
2 cups (500 mL) strawberries, thinly sliced
1/2 cup (125 mL) toasted almonds
1 cup (250 mL) goat cheese
1/2 cup (125 mL) low-fat plain yogurt
1 tsp (5 mL) Dijon mustard
1/2 tsp (2 mL) honey
2 tsp (10 mL) water
2 tsp (10 mL) lemon juice
Salt and pepper to taste
Almonds are a good source of protein and healthy fats, but if you are on a calorie- or fat-reduced diet, you can omit them. If you can't find arugula, spinach works well, too. To make the salad a main course, add four ounces (125 g) of cubed grilled chicken breast to each plate.
To make dressing, mix together yogurt, mustard, honey, water and lemon juice. Season to taste. In a large bowl, combine arugula and half the strawberries and almonds. Add dressing and gently fold salad together. Divide among four plates. Top each with the remaining strawberries and almonds, plus dabs of goat cheese.
Per serving: 265 calories, 15 g protein, 18 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 13 g carbohydrates, 3 g fibre, 27 mg cholesterol, 240 mg sodium