Arugula Salad with Mint Brussels Sprouts

Arugula Salad with Mint Brussels Sprouts
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Arugula Salad with Moroccan Mint Brussels Sprouts

Amie Valpone

Arugula Salad with Moroccan Mint Brussels Sprouts

I’ve recently purchased those pretty organic salad greens in the plastic containers. They’re practical and keep my greens nice and plump, unlike the bagged versions.

But the best part is that they’re so easy to make a fun meal, put the top back on, and bring it with you whether you’re heading out for meetings, traveling on a flight or train, running errands around town, or simply storing it in the fridge until you’re ready to enjoy. Just add some veggies (I've added Brussel sprouts) and some herbs and you're good to go. 

Think of it like your very own homemade takeout. It works for me. Go ahead, try it. It’s cheap, vegan, and gluten-free. And tastes pretty darn good, too.

So, next time you’re thinking of stopping to get a salad from a salad bar that’s full of unhealthy options — think again. That nice little container of greens is staring at you. Pick it up — along with some other fresh produce and make your own salad bar right in your very own kitchen.


Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring a large saucepan of salted water to a boil over high heat. Blanch the Brussels sprouts for 3 minutes. Transfer to the ice bath. Drain and pat the Brussels sprouts dry.

In a large bowl, beat the sherry vinegar with the flaxseeds, chia seeds, chlorella, wheatgrass powder, cumin, and ginger. Slowly whisk in the flaxseed oil until emulsified. Add the Brussels sprouts and onion, toss to combine, then season with sea salt and pepper, to taste.

Mound the mixed greens and arugula on a platter and top with the dressed Brussels sprouts, mint, and pistachios. Gently toss to coat. Garnish with the lemon zest. Enjoy.


*Note: Chlorella is a fresh-water algae mostly grown in Japan or Taiwan and is a good source of protein, fiber, chlorophyll, vitamins, and minerals. When processed, the cell walls of this algae are broken down to make it available for absorption. Powdered chlorella is available at health food stores and diet and nutrition centers.


Calories per serving:

392 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 25g 38%
  • Carbs 36g 12%
  • Saturated 2g 12%
  • Fiber 16g 66%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 9g
  • Monounsaturated 6g
  • Polyunsaturated 13g
  • Protein 15g 30%
  • Sodium 88mg 4%
  • Calcium 240mg 24%
  • Magnesium 116mg 29%
  • Potassium 1,374mg 39%
  • Iron 6mg 34%
  • Zinc 2mg 12%
  • Phosphorus 316mg 45%
  • Vitamin A 394µg 44%
  • Vitamin C 208mg 347%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 37%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 20%
  • Niacin (B3) 3mg 14%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 44%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 209µg 52%
  • Vitamin E 3mg 13%
  • Vitamin K 518µg 647%
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