By Dr. Janet Brill
Arugula, also known as garden rocket salad, is a highly nutritious leafy green vegetable of Mediterranean origin. It belongs to the brassica family—a cruciferous vegetable, hence is a rich source of certain “anti-cancer” phytochemicals such as indoles, thiocyanates, sulforaphane and isothiocyanates. Try this simple-to-prepare and simply delicious summer salad.
Simple Arugula Salad
Yield: 4 servings (serving size: ~1 cup, 94 grams)
· 10 ounces (2 bunches) fresh arugula
· Juice of one lemon
· 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
· ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
· Dash of freshly grated pepper
· Hard Parmegiano Reggiano cheese, 4 shavings
Remove ends of arugula, rinse and pat dry. Add lemon juice and vinegar to a salad bowl. Whisk while drizzling in the olive oil. Add arugula and toss. Add pepper and top each serving with one or two shavings of cheese.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (~ 1 cup salad):
Calories: 160, Fat: 15 g, Cholesterol: 0 mg, Sodium: 75 mg,
Carbohydrate: 2 g, Dietary Fiber: 1 g, Sugars: 2 g, Protein: 3 g, Potassium: 267 mg, Calcium: 156 mg, Magnesium: 35 mg