This is my preferred meal for summertime. Simple, easy, healthy and filling for summer because who wants to spend hours in the kitchen in this heat. 🙂
But when it comes to salad dressing I prefer homemade dressing from scratch because of the misleading labels, high calorie content and hidden ingredients in the salad dressing defeats the whole purpose of eating salad. So, I decided to try Rhubarb salad dressing for my Arugula pasta salad.
It was my first time cooking with rhubarb. There are innumerous dessert recipes online with rhubarb but since I believe in healthy and outstanding creations I tried this flavorful creamy rhubarb dressing which I came up with after lots of thoughts and kitchen experiments. 🙂
Rhubarb is a plant basically known for its beautiful red colored stalk. It’s low in calories and high in B complex vitamins. The compounds present in Rhubarb convert them into vitamin A in human body and provides a good source for antioxidant. Its stalks contain healthy levels of many minerals and it’s a spring plant and found mainly during summer in the stores.
To add health and fiber in my salad I made the Rhubarb dressing with a prominent taste of chia seeds because by now we all know that chia seeds have occupied the top most position as the super food. I added the delicious baby arugula, the taste of which I finally discovered and it perfectly complements pasta. I always go for healthy pasta option and this time I chose spelt pasta because it has more fiber and essential complex carb. For more flavors I added black olives and also to enhance vitamin C and antioxidant in my salad and I am big fan of nuts because of its taste and protein and Omega 3 content.
With so much health and color in one dish Arugula Pasta Rhubarb Chia Salad was ready within minutes but was consumed even in less time than I took to prepare. 🙂 . I feel tremendous pleasure in feeding healthy meals to my family and keep them in good health.
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