Make mealtime easier when you prepare this nutrient-packed salad in advance.
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Layered Arugula Salad
Makes 4 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes
4 cups of arugula
1 cup dry pearl couscous
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
Pinch of salt
4 ounces feta cheese
2 avocados, dice
1/4 cup pine nuts
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 teaspoon olive oil
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 ounces raisins
In a small container with a lid, combine the tomatoes, balsamic vinegar and salt. Shake and place in the refrigerator. Marinate at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Cook the couscous according to package directions. Drain and place in the fridge to cool.
Toss the nuts and seeds in olive oil and salt. Broil on low for 3 to 4 minutes until toasted. Add the raisins and set aside to cool.
In storage containers or mason jars (if prepping for future meals) layer the arugula, couscous, marinated tomatoes, feta cheese and trail mix. If serving immediately, include the avocado. If not, pack the avocado separately, then dice and add to the salad when you are ready to eat.
Serve with store bought or homemade ranch dressing.
Per serving, includes ½ of an avocado, no dressing
475 calories | 26.7 grams fat | 6.7 grams saturated fat | 411 mg sodium | 44 grams carbohydrates | 8.7 grams fiber | 21.5 grams protein