Strawberry Arugula Salad is made with arugula, strawberries, watermelon radishes and feta, then tossed with a light Balsamic Vinaigrette - seasonal and fresh!
This Strawberry Arugula Salad is a vibrant fun salad to incorporate seasonal spring product you might find at the farmer’s market including my favorite new produce discovery – watermelon radishes! I admit that I bought them because of how pretty they are but they actually taste great too!!
Of course, it’s not that easy to find this ingredient all the time, but if you spot it in your local grocery store or farmers markets this spring, snatch it and come back to this recipe! And sure you can always use regular radishes for this salad, or omit them all together 🙂
If you love strawberries, be sure to check out my quick and easy 2-Ingredient Strawberry Sauce.
Watermelon Radishes, known as a “red meat” radish, it is an old fashioned Chinese daikon radish that is closer to the mustard family than radishes. They are packed with ten essential minerals, including phosphorous, potassium, calcium and magnesium. They add a wonderful color and flavor to the dish, so be sure to locate them in your area.
The strawberries should be the freshest possible and you can count on them for the perfect level of sweetness along with plenty of vitamin C and fiber. The arugula is also a power player in this dish, featuring protein, fiber, 20% of your daily vitamin A and half of your daily vitamin K, along with calcium. The walnuts in the recipe add a lovely, light crunch and elegant flavor, but walnuts are also full of omega-3 fats, and antioxidants as well as vitamin E and folate. They are also now known to support brain health!
Lastly, the goat cheese is a nice, low calorie option. Full of that unforgettable, tangy flavor it is also much easier to digest. It is a wonderful source of calcium and protein but is also nutrient dense with lots of vitamins A and K as well as niacin, thiamin and phosphorous.
Quick to assemble, the Strawberry Arugula Salad is unforgettably colorful and flavorful. It is easily going to become one of those salads you make and which everyone quickly asks for the recipe!
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Strawberry Arugula Salad
- 2 handfuls of baby arugula
- 1 watermelon radish sliced
- 1 cup chopped strawberries
- 2 tbsp walnuts
- 1 tbsp goat cheese
- 2 tbsp fig balsamic vinaigrette store-bought
- Salt & pepper to taste
- Bake the watermelon radishes at 425°F for 15 minutes.
- Once the watermelon radishes are rooasted, arrange the ingredients on a plate and drizzle with the salad dressing