Updated: Aug 20
This is one of my favorite salads to make for all of its immune-supportive qualities! It is high in protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamin C, quercetin, and phytochemicals, all of which are imperative for optimal immune function. On top of all that, it is delicious and will keep you full for hours!
2 cups arugula
½ bell pepper, chopped
⅓ cup cooked quinoa
⅓ cup black beans
½ avocado, thinly sliced
1 raw asparagus spear, peeled into thin slices
Thinly sliced red onion
Immunity salad dressing (see below)
Cook quinoa according to package instructions.
If using canned beans, thoroughly rinse black beans using strainer.
Place arugula on a large plate or in a large bowl. Pour dressing over the greens and thoroughly mix so dressing is evenly distributed..
Arrange the bell pepper, quinoa, beans, avocado, asparagus, and onion on top, and enjoy!
¼ cup lemon juice + zest of 1 lemon
½ cup extra virgin olive oil
1-2 raw cloves garlic, crushed or minced
1 tsp thyme
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp raw honey
½ tsp onion powder
Salt and pepper, to taste
Combine all ingredients in a glass jar with a lid and shake vigorously. Use a regular blender or immersion blender for a creamier version.