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Salad heaven

Published: Apr. 12, 2021
Updated: Apr. 12, 2021

Perk up your salads with inventive artisanal dressings you can match with your greens. Arugula & Co. offers a range of blends with many flavours. Apart from the familiar balsamic and olive dressing, there is a tangy peanut and lime dressing, a mellow cashew and mustard one, a nice wasabi and togarshi dressing and a chilli and jaggery one for the spice lover. Imagine the kind of salads you can rustle up.

Niharika Goenka founded Arugula & Co. in 2018 to help people eat better. All ingredients are locally sourced, 90 percent are certified organic and there are no preservatives, additives or colourings in the salad dressings.

When Goenka was doing her master’s in Nutrition and Exercise Physiology from Columbia University, she got interested in sustainable food systems and what it means to eat well. Her philosophy is simple: “Nutritious food is that which is closest to its original form.”

For Arugula & Co., she has partnered with farmers who practise sustainable farming. Other ingredients are sourced locally too. The soy sauce comes from a Japanese community in Allahabad and the coconut vinegar is sourced from Goa.

A 120-ml jar costs `240. A set of three salad dressings is priced at `650. A set of all five dressings costs `1,050. Each jar lists its nutritional facts and suggestions on what to pair the salad dressing with. Goenka has put a lot of thought into packaging and the salad dressings come in glass jars that can be reused.


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