Arugula is the new kale – at least in my kitchen. I quickly jumped on the kale train when I first switched to eating a whole foods diet. The dark leafy green is full of nutrients like potassium, vitamins A, C, and K, and even protein. You can make it into chips or use it in a salad. But sometimes you need to switch things up. Enter arugula.
I just recently started buying arugula. To be honest, it’s more expensive than its popular counterparts kale and spinach, so I usually bypass it. But the other week I decided to throw some of this nutty leaf into my cart. And I’m never looking back. Arugula is super light and packs a bunch of peppery flavor. It makes your side salad feel fancy. With fall approaching, I combined my new favorite green with pears. Such a winning duo!
- 2 cups arugula (85 g): $1.07
- 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (14 g): $.11
- 1 tbsp fresh lemon juice (15 g): $.17
- 1 large pear, chopped (230 g): $.50
- 6 medium radishes, thinly sliced (30 g): $.50
- 3 tbsp parmesan, finely shredded (15 g): $.18
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (50 g): $.22
- Dash of salt, to taste
- Sprinkle of pepper, to taste
- Add arugula to a large bowl.
- Drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and massage with hands to evenly dress greens.
- Top with chopped pears, sliced radishes, shredded parmesan, and sunflower seeds.
- Sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. (Don't skip the S&P! It really boosts the flavor of this salad.)
- This salad pairs extremely well with grilled steak.
- Total Servings: 2 | Total Cost: $2.75 | Cost per Serving: $1.38
Curious where I get my prices from? Even though I may have found an ingredient cheaper, to keep things simple, I’ve calculated all costs based on my Budget Grocery Price List, my list of maximum prices I’ll pay for any groceries.
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