A Healthy Spring Salad

Fresh-strawberry

Spring is a great time of year to eat from the garden. There’s not a lot to share yet, but there is enough to make a lovely salad for two.

  • 1 cup each of red leaf lettuce and arugula
  • 1 cup of tiny strawberries
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Rinse the berries, remove the green tops, slice in half, and stir with the balsamic vinegar. Set aside for a few minutes. Wash and dry the lettuce, and toss thoroughly with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Then cover a dinner plate completely with the lettuce, and spoon the strawberries into the center. Serve and enjoy.

Originally published on Wellness 365

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Roxanne B. Sukol, MD

Roxanne B. Sukol, MD, sees patients in the Department of Executive Health and Preventive Medicine at Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute.
  • David Loder

    Thanks to you, Roxanne and another CC woman who advised me of two smoothie recipes from herself when I was becoming discharged from an aortic repair, I am still using both your advice on the value of smoothies.
    Two years later I’m doing all possible to keep healthy, and staying strong.

  • Mian

    Is a bit of lemon concentrate a reasonable substitute? I have trouble keeping fresh lemons.

    • http://free-alzheimers-support.com/ Sandy

      I was just thinking the same thing, myself. I’m gonna try it anyway. I hardly ever have actual lemons, but always have lemon juice concentrate.

    • Cynthia Duval

      We found a perfect solution: Squeeze a large portion of fresh lemons and pour juice into ice trays (halfway only) and just pop a lemon cube into your big water bottle every morning. It’s super easy and you can stop throwing away your lovely lemons.

  • Dave Neal

    can I put raw honey in it and heat it like tea?

  • Cynthia Duval

    Squeeze a large portion of fresh lemons and pour juice into ice trays (halfway only) and just pop a lemon cube into your big water bottle every morning. It’s super easy and you can stop throwing away your lovely lemons.

  • nyc_chick

    “Organic, please!” Yeah, screw that. The pesticides on your overpriced, no more healthy for you than non organic produce can actually be MORE dangerous than those actually APPROVED BY THE FDA, since despite being “natural,” they often are more toxic and ironically, damaging to the environment!! Educate the sheeple!