Refreshing Strawberry Arugula Salad – AIP Recipes

October 28, 2021

Patty James

This easy AIP recipe has it all! With sweet strawberries, crunchy pecans, the tang of goat cheese, and a lime dressing to finish. For more autoimmune recipes, download the Foogal app on Google Play and the App Store.

Mealtime: Lunch, Dinner
Cuisine type: American
Cooking time: 6 minutes
Active preparation time: 10 minutes
Inactive preparation time: 10 minutes
Number of servings: 2
Dish type: Salad, Appetizer
Level: Easy



  • 1 cup raw pecan halves*
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin coconut oil*
  • 2 tsp honey*
  • 1 tsp nutmeg*
  • ½ tsp allspice*
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon*
  • ¼ tsp cardamom*
  • juice of one lime (approximately 2 tbsp)**
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil**
  • 1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper, to taste**
  • 2.5 oz fresh arugula (about half a tub)
  • ½ pound fresh strawberries, sliced




Step 1:

For the Spiced Pecans, heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add coconut oil and honey. Stir in the pecans until fully coated.


Step 2:

Sprinkle the nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, and cardamon over the pecans stirring to coat evenly.


Step 3:

Continue stirring while cooking until pecans have browned and are fragrant, about 5-6 minutes. Watch carefully to make sure they don’t burn!


Step 4:

Place pecans onto a plate and set aside to cool for about 5-10 minutes.


Step 5:

For the Lime Vinaigrette, mix the lime juice, black pepper, and olive oil well. Pour immediately onto salad or mix again before use.


Step 6:

To assemble, toss the arugula, strawberries, and pecans together.


Step 7:

Top with crumbled goat cheese.


Step 8:

Drizzle dressing over salad immediately before serving. Enjoy!

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Tips and Notes:

You can make the pecans ahead of time and store any leftovers in a glass container in your fridge.


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