Strawberry Fennel Arugula Salad Cacao Nibs

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  • 4 cups arugula washed and spun dry
  • 2 cups strawberries sliced
  • 1/2 large fennel bulb core removed and very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs or another nut

Vanilla Bean Vinaigrette

  • 1/4-1/2 vanilla bean scraped
  • 2 tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1/2 tsp. fresh ground black pepper or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. salt


  1. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together or shake in a small jar. Taste and adjust to taste by adding more honey or salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to serve.
  2. Toss arugula with sliced strawberries and fennel. Drizzle with some of the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Sprinkle liberally with cacao nibs.
  3. Add more vinaigrette if needed. Serve immediately.