Monday, June 20, 2016

Arugula Lemon Salad

"Summertime is always the best of what might be..."
~Charles Bowden

Happy Summer Solstice.

Today has the most amount of sunshine and the least amount of darkness and is the start to Summer.

It is the perfect time to soak up the sun and honour all the beauty nature gives us in these amazing warm, gorgeous months. The beginning of summer marks days ahead filled with hot, sunny mornings, lazy afternoons, dinner al fresco and endless effortless joy.

Solstice brings with it energy shifts and turning points. And just like the solar system is making a turning point so can you. It is a perfect time to set new goals or habits for yourself and release what isn't serving you. Maybe it is eating healthier, cooking more meals at home, drinking more water, exercising more or spending quality time with those you love. Take a small peek inside and see what you can do better for you in these upcoming summer months.

As the days get warmer, your body naturally wants lighter, cooler food to maintain balance. Today's recipe is a light, arugula salad with wonderful flavours of dill, fennel and paprika. Quick and easy to make - but it looks and tastes like you spent hours on it ;-)


Arugula Lemon Salad

6 cups arugula
1 cup cucumber, thickly sliced
1 cup fennel, finely sliced
1/4 cup fresh dill, chopped
3 Tbsp olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp paprika
fresh ground sea salt

Combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic powder and paprika in a bowl and whisk to combine or in a jar with a lid and shake to combine.

On a large, shallow bowl or dish, arrange the arugula and top with cucumber and fennel. Sprinkle with dill. Dress the salad lightly with the dressing you made in the first step and grind some fresh sea salt to taste on top.

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