|10 min||5 min||2|
|8 medium spear(s)||Asparagus (trimmed, snap off ends)|
|3 tbsp||Extra virgin olive oil (for dressing)|
|2 tbsp||Wine vinegar (for dressing)|
|1/2 tsp||Lemon peel (zest) (grated into a small bowl)|
|1 dash||Black pepper|
|1 cup||Arugula (chopped)|
|1 head||Lettuce, butterhead (Boston) (torn in bite size pieces)|
|1 cup||Lettuce, spring mix (mesclun)|
|4 medium||Tomato (sliced)|
|12 medium||Black olives (pitted and chopped; optional)|
|1 tbsp||Pine nuts, dried (optional)|
is a great source of fiber and vitamins A, C, and E which are powerful antioxidants. It also has chromium which may enhance the body's response to insulin or lowering blood sugar.
are a dietary source of lycopene which is an antioxidant. plus it has vitamin C.
is "known" as a cancer-fighting power food because of its high content of fiber and antioxidants, it is also composed of 90% water so it is great hydrating food in the summer months.
are high in beneficial monounsaturated fats, magnesium, and vitamin E, these 3 work synergistically to help protect the heart.