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Strawberry Arugula Salad w/ Candied Pumpkin Seeds & Balsamic Glaze

Introducing a refreshing and vibrant creation, the Strawberry Arugula Salad with Candied Pumpkin Seeds and Balsamic Glaze. This delightful salad brings together the perfect harmony of sweet, peppery arugula and succulent fresh strawberries, complemented by the irresistible crunch of candied pumpkin seeds. Tossed in a tangy balsamic glaze dressing with a touch of honey, every bite is a burst of sensational flavors. For an optional tangy twist, sprinkle crumbled feta cheese over this masterpiece.

Vibe: For a groovy, R&B song to complement this sensational salad, I recommend "Rock with You" by Michael Jackson. Its smooth melody and funky rhythm will perfectly match the vibrant flavors and delightful combination of the Strawberry Arugula Salad with Candied Pumpkin Seeds and Balsamic Glaze. Enjoy this soulful tune while savoring the harmony of sweet strawberries, peppery arugula, and the satisfying crunch of candied pumpkin seeds in this fabulous salad experience. Let the music groove and the flavors dance together for a truly memorable dining experience! 🎶🥗🎵

Booze: Elderflower Lemonade Cocktail With the addition of elderflower liqueur and vodka, this cocktail takes the classic Elderflower Lemonade to a whole new level, making it a perfect refreshing choice for a summer gathering or a relaxing evening. Sip and savor alongside the Strawberry Arugula Salad with Candied Pumpkin Seeds and Balsamic Glaze for a delightful combination of flavors that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy! 🍹🍋🌸


  • 4 cups baby arugula

  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, hulled and sliced

  • 1/2 cup candied pumpkin seeds (store-bought or homemade*)

  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (optional, for a tangy twist)

  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 tablespoon honey

  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large salad bowl, add the baby arugula and sliced strawberries.

  2. In a small mixing bowl, whisk together the balsamic glaze, extra-virgin olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper until well combined. This will be the dressing for your salad.

  3. Drizzle the dressing over the arugula and strawberries. Toss gently to coat the salad evenly with the dressing.

  4. Sprinkle the candied pumpkin seeds over the salad, distributing them throughout.

  5. If using, add the crumbled feta cheese over the top of the salad for an extra burst of flavor.

  6. Serve immediately and enjoy the delightful combination of sweet strawberries, peppery arugula, and the crunchy goodness of candied pumpkin seeds in this sensational Strawberry Arugula Salad!

*Note: To make candied pumpkin seeds at home, you can combine 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas) with 2 tablespoons of granulated sugar in a skillet over medium heat. Stir constantly until the sugar melts and coats the pumpkin seeds. Transfer them to a parchment-lined baking sheet to cool and harden.


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