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Arugula & Cannellini Beans Salad

Recently, I watched Giada De Laurentiis on the Food Network, making this delightful salad with Arugula, and wanted to recreate it.  Arugula is a peppery green, with deep flavors and packed with vitamins.  It requires some acid such as lemon, or vinegar to cut through the intensity.

I could not get enough of this refreshing and delicious salad. If you love arugula like I do, you are in for a nice treat.

Serves 4-6 as a side dish –  Level of difficulty: Easy



  • 5 packed cups (5 ounces) arugula
  • 1 (15-ounce) can cannellini or great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons capers, rinsed and drained


  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (about 1 large lemon)
  •  1 tablespoon maple syrup
  •  1 teaspoon lemon zest
  •  3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  •  Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper


Salad: In a large salad bowl, combine the arugula, beans, red onion, and capers.

Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, maple syrup and lemon zest. Slowly whisk in the oil until smooth and mixed well. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat. Serve.

As my friend Tonia suggested, throw in some tuna to make it a complete meal.

Recipe courtesy of Giada De Laurentiis
Images by Gina Martino Zarcadoolas for Foodiewinelover

Happy Tossing!! 🥗

Gina, Foodiewinelover


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Tomato and Pomegranate Salad

This is a very refreshing and healthy salad to have after all the holiday indulgences….Thank you Foodie on Board for sharing this wonderful recipe. Happy New Year Everyone!

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Happy 2015 everyone! I hope you all enjoyed the holiday season.  I love all of the festivities and eating events that this season presents, but have to admit that I (especially my waistline) am relieved when the New Year arrives, and I can focus once again, on fresh, healthy meals. It seems that as much as I am determined not to over-indulge in sweet, rich food at Christmas time, I am lured into eye-popping calorie counts with not enough time to exercise it all off! So today I am welcoming the New Year with a divine salad that I discovered in Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook, “Plenty More”. Let me assure you, that you can load your plate high with this delicious, colourful  salad, and not have to worry about running a marathon to burn it off.  Another advantage is that if you are still celebrating…

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