Be Well Kitchen: Amie’s Detoxifying Arugula Salad with Pears and Lemon Basil Drizzle

Detoxifying Salad

This is a great salad to enjoy this spring. Arugula is a cruciferous veggie (part of the broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprout family) and is one of the best detoxing veggies you can eat!

Gluten, Dairy, Soy, Grain, Sugar-Free

Serves 4

  • 4 cups packed baby organic arugula (such as Earthbound Farm)
  • 2 pears, thinly sliced or diced
  • 2 Tbsp. chopped raw walnuts
  • 2 tsp. dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • Pinch fresh lemon zest
  • 2 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil, plus more if needed
  • Juice of 1 large lemon
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
  • Sea salt and pepper, to taste

In a large bowl, combine arugula, pears, walnuts, cranberries and lemon zest.

In a small bowl, whisk oil, lemon, garlic, basil, sea salt and pepper. Season to taste. Drizzle over arugula mixture and toss to combine. Serve.

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