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Fit's Healthy Valentine's Dinner: Arugula-Pomegranate Salad

Fit's Healthy Valentine's Dinner: Arugula-Pomegranate Salad

A Sugar user recently asked for menu ideas for a romantic, yet healthy Valentine's dinner. A couple of days ago, I shared my recipe for the main dish, but for me dinner is not complete unless there is a salad to accompany the main course. After reading that arugula is considered a savory aphrodisiac, I knew I would make a salad featuring this dark and pungent green.

Also known as rocket, which might be why it is considered a food to get you in the mood, arugula is high in folate, a nutrient important for expectant mothers. I added pomegranate for a little color as well as antioxidants and fiber — a half a pomegranate offers about five grams of fiber. Top it all with a little goat cheese and some bosc pear and your have a lovely and romantic salad, plus you are well on your way to eating your five servings of daily fruits and veggies. To see my salad recipe, dressing and all, just

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Arugula-Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients

Salad:
3 large handfuls of arugula (or three cups)
1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
1 Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced
2 tablespoons soft goat cheese

Dressing:
2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange juice
2 teaspoons olive oil
A splash or two of low sodium soy sauce
Squirt of agave nectar
3 shakes of Tabasco
Salt and Pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Place vinegar and orange juice in a small bowl. Add olive oil, agave nectar, soy sauce, and Tabasco. Salt and pepper to taste. Whisk well.
  2. Dress arugula in a large bowl, then divide evenly onto plates.
  3. Arrange pear slices on mounds of arugula in a flower like formation
  4. Sprinkle with pomegranate seeds and goat cheese.
  5. Serve with freshly grated black pepper.

Be sure to check out the other dishes I am serving for my healthy Valentine's dinnerspicy scallops and Mediterranean couscous. For more options, PartySugar has created her own Valentine's menu that won't break the scale.

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janetmouse janetmouse 5 years
Wow this looks and sounds yummy!! Def gonna try this one :-)
pioneers pioneers 7 years
It's not even 9 am and now I'm craving that. But, like, an industrial sized tub of it.
pioneers pioneers 7 years
It's not even 9 am and now I'm craving that.But, like, an industrial sized tub of it.
legalbeagle legalbeagle 7 years
I want to thank you and Party for putting these meals together. The oysters from Party are a great idea as well as champagne. I will definetly be making the scallops w/ couscous and a light salad. Then some chocolate dipped strawberries...yummy I know the BF will love it and now we wont be too weighed down to enjoy the rest of the night ::winkwink::
legalbeagle legalbeagle 7 years
I want to thank you and Party for putting these meals together. The oysters from Party are a great idea as well as champagne. I will definetly be making the scallops w/ couscous and a light salad. Then some chocolate dipped strawberries...yummyI know the BF will love it and now we wont be too weighed down to enjoy the rest of the night ::winkwink::
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
sounds amazing! I love pomegranates and I LOVE goat cheese! I do agree with the zeynoo's comment tho. Guys are funny about cheese, I've known a few who refuse to eat goat cheese or feta.
pixelhaze pixelhaze 7 years
sounds amazing! I love pomegranates and I LOVE goat cheese!I do agree with the zeynoo's comment tho. Guys are funny about cheese, I've known a few who refuse to eat goat cheese or feta.
HMBowling HMBowling 7 years
I'm hungry now! My husband would love it. :)
Fitness Fitness 7 years
Well my husband really liked it and said that is one pretty salad. He eats quiche too.
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Yeah, looks like something I'D like, but my husband's a different story. He would maybe eat this as a side with a big Porterhouse with blue cheese sauce on it, lol.
zeynoo zeynoo 7 years
looks yummy!!but i dont think guys would like that :)
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
That look awesome!!
aimeeb aimeeb 7 years
That look awesome!!
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