5 Minute Arugula Salad

If you like fish, salads, recipes with fish, quick healthy lunches, you are going to lovee my 5 minute arugula salad with sardines. Yes! You read that correctly, a sardine salad. Arugula is such positively, potent food with a ridiculous list of health benefits!

Fun fact? Did you know that arugula actually belongs to the family of cruciferous vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower? In the book “Food What the Heck Should I Eat?” written by Dr. Mark Hyman, on page 112 he states, ” Arugula is in the cruciferous vegetable family. It is more like broccoli than lettuce and contains all sorts of nutrients like calcium and phytochemicals that help with detoxification of environmental chemicals and prevent cancer.” If this doesn’t make you run to the grocery store and buy some arugula, I don’t know what will!

The best part of this recipe is you don’t have to heat anything, minimal dish washing, and so deliciously filling! (It keeps me satiated for hours!) I know not everyone likes fish, but if you do, do yourself a favor, make this 5 minute salad, eat it, and be mindful of how you feel afterwards. Feel free to double or triple this recipe. Time to get some arugula, sardines, and dive in!

Prep time: 5 minutes
Serves: 1Total time: 5 minutes

4-5 small pieces of sardines from a 4.4 oz can I use this sustainably sourced sardine
2 cups baby arugula (thoroughly washed)
1 tbsp fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp fresh cracked black pepper
1 1/2 tsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (My favorite is this one)

1. Thoroughly wash arugula, pat dry with a paper towel and place in a medium bowl.
2. Add olive oil, lemon juice, salt, black pepper and lightly toss.
3. Top with sardines, and enjoy!

* I discard the olive oil in the can since I am using my own olive oil in this recipe.

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Hello and welcome to my site! My name is Rips and I am thrilled to share my passion with you! I am just a girl who loves to bake and cook. It’s one of my favorite things to do and is rewarding in so many ways! It teaches me to be present and helps me relieve stress. I grew up watching both my parents cook the most delicious food you could possibly imagine! Cooking healthy food for each other was something we did for the ones we cared about. Shortly after, I picked up on that habit. I come from a Mediterranean background and I bring that to a lot of my recipes with lots of modern adaptations. I have been baking and cooking for over 15 years and truly find the most joy in it! I also recently wrote and self published my first recipe book called Ripsy's Recipe's on Amazon (I will link below). Ripsy's Recipes has some amazing healthy recipes with gluten free and vegan options that everyone can enjoy. I really wanted to create an easy to follow, non intimidating healthy recipe book for you to love. It truly is my go-to for quick, healthy, easy, delicious meals! The best part of making food is I get to eat it and feed my loved ones. I am very mindful of the ingredients I use in my recipes; at the same time; I still like to indulge in dessert! My dessert recipes are lower in sugar than in any recipe or store bought dessert you will ever find (and they taste amazing). As a result, my family and I get to enjoy it without the guilt. My greatest joy comes from sharing what I make with the people I care about most, and now, you will have access to that too. I hope you try my recipes and love them as much as my family and I do! Namaste Friends!

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