TikTok is the place to go for viral trends and one of the most recent positive ones is an interesting take on salad that people are describing as “weirdly good”. Only calling for two main ingredients - arugula and sauerkraut - this combo is being hailed by dieticians as a microbiome-boosting salad base.
🔥To assemble and try it out for yourself:
▫ Combine equal parts arugula and sauerkraut in a bowl
▫ Add salt and pepper
▫ Add oil of your choice as a simple dressing
▫ Mix it up and see what you think
🗯If you’re not feeling adventurous enough to go 50/50 arugula and sauerkraut, start with mostly arugula and add some sauerkraut to test it out and see if you can add more.
To round things out even more, consider adding roasted chicken, parmesan or feta cheese, toasted almonds or walnuts, or chickpeas.
If you need more motivation to give it a go, know that arugula is packed with vitamin K for proper blood clotting and bone health and it has more vitamin C than an orange. It’s also a good source of folate, potassium, and fiber. Sauerkraut is also a great source of vitamins C and K and fiber. Both arugula and sauerkraut offer up lots of good probiotics for gut health and digestion too. Look for raw sauerkraut to maximize the probiotic benefits as the pasteurized varieties have less helpful bacteria present.