Arugula and Spinach Salad with Jicama, Baby Peppadews, and Spicy Pecans
This healthy arugula and spinach salad recipe aims to please. Let’s keep it healthy! How about some great greens. Arugula has that awesome nutty flavor so let’s start with that. The next green is spinach, which is packed with so many nutrients. The dark leafy greens contain chloryphyl that helps fight off carcinogens. Both arugula and spinach are considered a super food. The Radicchio is crunchy and adds a layer of chicory.
So for this healthy salad let’s add that wonderful Mexican potato, the awesome Jicama. Learn more about the health benefits of the Jicama. To me it tastes like a combination of a sweet apple and a crunchy raw potato. It is so unique. I didn’t discover this until about a year ago. Since then I am finding more ways to incorporate it in dishes both raw and cooked. The crunch and the sweetness adds another dimension to this salad. The pecans are toasted with a hint of coconut and coconut nector. Another great crunch of sweetness. Or if you really want a special treat try our recipe for Sweet and Savory Pecans, they offer another layer of heat with a hint of Cayenne pepper.
Now lets throw in some baby peppadews! Yes, that is what I said. I was strolling by the olive bar at one of the local groceries, and eyed these cute little darlings! Really, truly, they are not only adorable, aesthetically pleasing, but if they are like the walnut sized grown up you know well; then you know they are a great pickled pepper that mixes sweet, hot, and tangy flavors that pack a punch of flavor right out of the park. They give a hot sweet touch that will make your taste buds just burst! It is a wow factor! We can’t get enough of these cute little gems. I love the shape! They almost look like an upside down candy kiss. They just ooze with flavorful joy. The peppadew itself was actually discovered in the early 1990’s in South Africa.
Now just add the ginger dressing and you have that radical blending of flavor that will satisfy even the most discerning palette. Well that’s my goal. How about let’s just eat real simple, keep the nutrition, but please, let’s never, ever skimp on taste. That will keep the happy in my kitchen! Hopefully it will keep your kitchen happy too. I hope we have added some special flavors to your anti cancer food diet.