Sweeten a summer salad with fresh, flavorful fruit! Cubed cantaloupe is a colorful and nutritious addition, with a single cupful supplying more than 100 percent of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A and satisfying 95 percent of your daily “C” needs. Sprinkle on pistachios or another favorite nut for added protein and crunch.
Cantaloupe & Arugula Summer Salad
1 cup arugula
1 ripe cantaloupe, halved, seeded and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 lb. fresh mozzarella, thinly sliced
2 Tbsp. flax oil
1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
1/3 cup pistachios
Sea salt and pepper, to taste
2 Tbsp. finely chopped fresh basil
1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl; mix well to combine.
2. Serve immediately.
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