Sweet Citrus Salad
Author: Urban Paleo Chef
Prep time: 15 mins
Total time: 15 mins
A great salad for any time of day or any occasion, this fully vegan-friendly salad will delight your taste buds!
Ingredients
  • 3 cups Arugula (best with arugula; but will work with "Baby Kale" as well)
  • 2 cups Walnuts (whole, crushed, pieces; it will all work)
  • 1 cup Golden Raisins (FINALLY found these organic!)
  • 1 Orange, peeled and chopped
  • 2 medium Carrots, chopped (I used the multi-colored heirloom carrots)
  • 1 Lime, sliced in half and squeezed
  • 2 tablespoons Olive Oil
Instructions
  1. Chop the vegetables.
  2. Combine all ingredients.
  3. Squeeze the lime over the salad.
  4. Add the olive oil, and mix thoroughly.
Notes
This works really well as a breakfast salad, mid afternoon snack, a side salad, or even an after-dinner treat in case dinner didn't fill you up enough. It's delicious, very satisfying, and works any time of the day!

There are a couple of things about this salad that are really important. First, the lime needs to be fresh squeezed. This simply won't work right if you're using a lime juice; the flavor will be off. Second: if you can't find organic golden raisins, I would swap them with the regular raisins (still organic) which are much easier to find. Raisins, believe it or not, are in season right now! From a natural perspective, the grapes that didn't get eaten during the fruit season would have dried and shriveled on the vine. These little gems of deliciousness would be MUCH easier to find in the winter, when there are no leaves to hide them, making them the perfect in-season treat to indulge in! However, in accordance with my general feelings of organics: anything that's hard to clean (raisins are nearly impossible to clean!) should be a higher priority organic food. There are just so many nooks and crannies where the pesticides can hide; so these are top priority for me as organic buys (like all other berries).
Recipe by Urban Paleo Chef at https://urbanpaleochef.com/2014/01/02/sweet-citrus-salad/