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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


Arugula-Pomegranate Salad

Arugula-Pomegranate Salad


  1. Salad:
  2. 3 large handfuls of arugula (or three cups)
  3. 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  4. 1 Bosc pear, cored and thinly sliced
  5. 2 tablespoons soft goat cheese
  1. Dressing:
  2. 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  3. 2 teaspoons fresh squeezed orange juice
  4. 2 teaspoons olive oil
  5. A splash or two of low sodium soy sauce
  6. Squirt of agave nectar
  7. 3 shakes of Tabasco
  8. Salt and Pepper to taste


  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.

Join The Conversation
janetmouse janetmouse 6 years
Wow this looks and sounds yummy!! Def gonna try this one :-)
pioneers pioneers 8 years
It's not even 9 am and now I'm craving that. But, like, an industrial sized tub of it.
legalbeagle legalbeagle 8 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::
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 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 8 years
I'm hungry now! My husband would love it. :)
Fitness Fitness 8 years
Well my husband really liked it and said that is one pretty salad. He eats quiche too.
Spectra Spectra 8 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 8 years
looks yummy!!but i dont think guys would like that :)
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
That look awesome!!
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