This salad brings true joy from its simplicity, beauty, and combination of sweet, tart, and salty. You could add grilled chicken or shrimp for a balanced main meal, or serve as is for your side dish.
4 cups arugula
1 cup + ¼ cup fresh blackberries, rinsed well, divided
¼ cup + 1 Tablespoon crumbled feta cheese, low fat, divided
¼ cup fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
1 Tablespoon olive oil
1 Tablespoon honey
Salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Optional toppings: lemon zest, balsamic glaze, pistachios, or favorite nuts
In a large salad bowl, toss arugula, blackberries and ¼ cup of feta cheese.
In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, olive oil, honey, salt, and freshly ground pepper.
Toss the salad bowl ingredients with half of the dressing. Taste and add more dressing if needed. Top with the ¼ cup of blackberries and tablespoon of feta cheese. Suggest further topping it off with lemon zest and balsamic vinegar, and desired nuts. Makes 4 side dish servings, or two servings with a protein (ie. grilled chicken, tofu) for a complete meal.
THE REBELLIOUS RD
As a longtime promoter of healthy cooking and eating, Amy's focus is on plant-based eating, with a rebellious twist - that she and no one, needs to be perfect.