In the past days, I have tried to put my mind and body into a new routine. Eating healthier and do more exercise are my goals. And no…running and cleaning up after my kids no longer counts as exercise. I’m talking about a real workout routine, going to the gym every day and yadda yadda. This is the hard part for me. Not because I do not like it. When I actually get to the gym and start exercising I feel great. I come home and I feel like I started the day with the right foot. The hard part is getting up so early. You know how the life of a mommy blogger is. We usually do not go to sleep until 12 or 1 a.m. so that means that if I have to wake up at 6 ish is just 5 ish hours of sleep. However, last week I managed to go 3 times and I am determined to keep going at least 5 times a week.
Since I am not a salad girl and have been testing and adding my favorites ingredients to make them more tasty and interesting. And that’s how this salad came along to my table.
Like most salads is very easy and quick to prepare. BTW, I found out a great and mess-free way to cut and de-seed pomegranates at Ivette’s blog: Muy Bueno Cookbook. Basically, you need to immerse the pomegranate in a bowl full of water and remove the seeds with your hands. The white portion will float and the seeds will go to the bottom. I did it in no time.
- 6 cups of baby arugula
- 1 cup of black quinoa cooked (find how to cook quinoa here)
- 1 cup of pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup of avocado cut into small cubes
- 1 cup of goat cheese crumble
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 2 tablespoons red vinegar
- 1 teaspoon of brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon of grain mustard
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a large bowl add the arugula, quinoa, pomegranate and avocado.
- Prepare the vinaigrette whisking everything together in a bowl.
- Pour the dressing over the ingredients in the bowl. Gently toss the salad and top it with goat cheese.