Summer Strawberry Arugula Salad with Maple Lime Vinaigrette

Hey there!  Hope everyone is having a great week–it’s already more than halfway over!

For the second installment of the Virtual Vegan Linky Potluck, I’m sharing yet another fabulous and simple way to enjoy summer produce.  Feel free to substitute whatever greens and fruit are abundant and tasty right now where you live–the sweet, tangy dressing goes with pretty much everything!
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Ingredients
For the dressing
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
1 tbsp. maple syrup
3/4 tbsp. freshly squeezed lime juice
1/2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh mint
dash of salt and pepper

For the salad
6-10 strawberries depending on size, sliced (about 3/4 cup) (or blueberries or other delicious seasonal fruit)
3 cups arugula (or spinach or other green)
5-6 fresh basil leaves, thinly sliced (use more if you love fresh basil like I do!)
1/2 medium shallot, thinly sliced
2 tbsp. toasted pine nuts (walnuts or almonds would also be great)

Directions
Whisk together all dressing ingredients until well combined.  Combine salad ingredients, tossing until well combined, then add dressing and chow down!

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Unfortunately I am still having issues with WordPress, so my posting has continued to be limited.  I’ve learned that it may have something to do with computer system updates (??), which unfortunately are out of my control, but I’m hopeful for a resolution at some point in the near future.

In the meantime I’ve been *trying* to be more active on Twitter, Instagram, etc., just so that you all know I’m still alive!

Enjoy the rest of your week!

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11 thoughts on “Summer Strawberry Arugula Salad with Maple Lime Vinaigrette

  1. I had strawberries and blueberries for breakfast today. What a perfect summer combo, but the Arugula salad looks good enough to eat! I can just imagine the bite and acidity of the dressing pairing with the sweetness. Nice one.

    • Yes arugula definitely needs something sweet to balance it out but once you find that balance it is so delicious!

  2. Ooh yum! This dressing looks delicious and super versatile. I am so sorry about the WP issues. The worst! I remember when my site got hacked last year, and it was crazymaking! It sucks when it’s out of your hands, because you just feel so helpless to fix it.

    • Oh yikes I didn’t know your site had been hacked–how awful! It is frustrating but I know it’ll get worked out eventually, and in the meantime I’m just trying not to complain too much (easier said than done, of course!).

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