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Arugula and Cucumber salad topped with strawberries, raspberries in a plum balsamic vinaigrette

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Well this was such a beautiful and light lunch. Reminds me of a beautiful spring day in which I really,REALLY hope returns a lot faster than what the damn groundhog predicted?? After all this snow and fatty foods eaten from lack of sun light and leaving the house, this was a perfect start. Really pretty huh??

1 bundle fresh arugula chopped
2 cucumbers sliced
2 cups strawberries sliced in half
1 cup raspberries
1 cup carrot peels
1/4 cup shaved parm
4 drizzles of olive oil about 1/4 cup
2 tablespoon plum preserves
2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
1/2 lemon squeezed
Dash of salt and pepper

In a large bowl, add chopped arugula, cucumber, halved strawberries, raspberries, carrot peels and toss.

Next in a small bowl, drizzle olive oil and balsamic, add plum preserves, and whisk till combined. Next squeeze half of lemon inside your bowl( cut side up when squeezing) and a little salt and pepper and whisk. Drizzle vinaigrette over you salad and toss. Shave some parmigiano cheese or asiago on to the top of your salad and serve.

Note: add some grilled chicken, steak or tuna for even more FLAVOR.

Prep time: 6 mins

Serves 6 to 8 peeps

GF,HH,RD,LF,LC,EDV,DF

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About wickeddeliciouskate

Avid Recipe writer, cook, Wife and mom of 2 beautiful girls. Writing recipes for any and "all" diets has become a obsessive passion of mine. I am a home-trained cook who was taught very early by my wonderful mother. I wish to full-fill "her" dream and now mine of writing my very own cookbook someday. The passion and inspiration that cooking and writing recipes ( for me) is like no other. It's what I live for and love to do. It's like a high that I would never want to come down from.

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