Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Salad. Show all posts

Thursday, 27 September 2012

Healthy Salad


This healthy fall salad recipe calls for a classic combination of sweet and sour - the sweet supplied by ripe pears, and the sour by pickles and vinaigrette. Jicama strips add a refreshing and delightful crunch to the mix.

Ingredients:
2 ripe pears, peeled and chopped into bite-size pieces

1 medium jicama, peeled and sliced into thin strips

3 green onions, finely chopped

1 yellow or orange bell pepper, chopped into bite-size pieces

4 cups mixed baby salad greens
1/4 cup pickles, sliced

For Vinaigrette:
1/4 teaspoon turmeric
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or lemon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
Sea salt and pepper, to taste

Directions:
Whisk 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar or lemon juice, Dijon mustard, turmeric and sea salt and pepper together to form a basic vinaigrette for this salad.

Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl, drizzle with vinaigrette, then give it a good toss with your hands.

Serve immediately. The quantities listed in this recipe make approximately four portions.


Thanks to Dr Ben Kim for this yummy and healthy salad recipe!

Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Healthy Protein-Rich Salad

Posted By Kristen W.

Looking for a light but filling summer salad while doing our full body cleanse program? Look no further than this colourful medley of antioxidant and protein-rich plant foods. Many thanks to Kristen for showing us the way. - Ben Kim

A super refreshing summer salad for those nights you don't want to cook a hot meal!

Ingredients:
For the Salad:

1 cup quinoa (we used rainbow quinoa for this recipe)
2 cups water (to cook quinoa in)

1 cup fresh blueberries (you can use thawed frozen blueberries if you can't get fresh)

1 cup cubed ripe mangoes

1 cup cubed cucumbers

For the Dressing:
3 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp. fresh squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp. lemon zest
20 basil leaves, chopped just before serving as it will go black if added too early

Directions:

Place the quinoa and water in a medium saucepan and bring to boil (we rinse our Quinoa before cooking). Reduce heat and simmer covered for about 15 minutes or until the quinoa is cooked. Remove the lid and fluff
with a fork. Let it cool to room temperature.

While the quinoa is cooking, combine the fruits and cucumber in a bowl. Refrigerate until you are ready to combine with the quinoa.
For the dressing, whisk together all of the dressing ingredients except for the chopped basil (add this just before serving). Refrigerate dressing until ready to serve.

When quinoa is cooled, add basil to dressing mixture, whisk, then add 1/2 dressing to the quinoa and mix gently.

Add quinoa to fruits and cucumber mixture and toss together. Add the last half of dressing to salad and toss once again and serve immediately.
This recipe was adapted from a similar version found at veggiebelly.com. Enjoy!