Always looking to expand my salad repertoire, I love to try new things often. In fact, there are no limits or set recipes when it comes to salads! I made this healthy nutritious arugula and endive green salad recently, and it’s on repeat in my house because it’s quick, filling, and so tasty!
Just throw a bunch of yummy foods together in a bowl, drizzle with your favourite homemade dressing, and voila! It does not need to be fancy or elaborate to be delicious and nutritious!
I change the toppings to fit what I feel like having that day, with so many possibilities: raw pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, hemp seeds, black sesame seeds, raw walnuts, etc. All of these add to the taste, but also in nutrition, since each of these nuts and seeds has their own benefits, like magnesium in black sesame seeds, and essential omega 3 and 6 in hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds.
Arugula and endives are also excellent due to their slightly bitter taste, something we don’t get enough of in the Western diet, and is needed to help our digestive juices working.
It’s a great salad in winter, when endives and avocados are in season!
Healthy Nutritious Arugula and Endives Green Salad | Vegan
A simple but tasty healthy nutritious arugula and endive green salad recipe, prepared in 5 minutes! Packed with vitamins and minerals!
- 3 endives
- 1.5 cups organic baby arugula (a few handfuls)
- 1 avocado
- 1/4 cup raw walnuts (a handful)
- 1 Tbsp black sesame seeds
- 1 Tbsp pumpkin seeds raw, unsalted if possible
- 1 Tbsp sunflower seeds raw, unsalted if possible
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
Apple cider vinegar tahini dressing
- 3 Tbsp tahini
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar raw/unfiltered
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp sea salt (a pinch)
- 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Cut the endives in chunky slices, put in a bowl, then add the arugula, walnuts and seeds, scoop the avocado flesh out and add to the bowl.
- Drizzle generously with the tahini dressing, and mix well to coat.
- The avocado will melt a bit and provide a smooth and creamy dressing to the salad.
- Enjoy right away
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 455kcal | Fat: 41g | Saturated fat: 5g | Sodium: 85mg | Potassium: 519mg | Carbohydrates: 18g | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Protein: 7g | Vitamin A: 270% | Vitamin C: 7.8% | Calcium: 87% | Iron: 2.5%