Arugula, Cucumber, and Cashew Fall Salad

PlatedColor.com-ArugulaCucumberCashewSalad-7As many elements of my life are changing and evolving and moving, salads are a constant. I’ve eaten salad for either lunch or dinner everyday since middle school. Do salads define who I am? YES! This is a great salad that presents itself well for a fall gathering starter plate or at home standing over the sink alone (not saying that's how I ate this after I snapped all these pretty photos #justsaying)….

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METHOD: Chop the arugula very fine in a bowl with the halved cucumbers and sprouts. Pour over 2 tbs olive oil and 1 tbs balsamic vinegar, or adjust to your liking. Top with cashews and cheese.

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