Arugula is chockablock with nitrite, a compound that can help lower blood pressure numbers into the healthy range.
One of the keys to making a great salad is ensuring that your leafy greens are fresh and crisp. Nobody says yum to limp lettuce. The most effective way to keep greens at their best is to line a storage container with a few paper towels and then scatter your greens on top. Seal shut with a lid and refrigerate. Be sure there is some room in the container for the air to circulate, and the paper towels will absorb any excess moisture.
Per serving: 461 calories; 17 g protein; 31 g total fat (6 g sat. fat); 34 g total carbohydrates (5 g sugars, 18 g fiber); 593 mg sodium