This Fresh Salad has been made with all fresh and raw ingredients. Made a few times at home and, on the recent Summer yoga retreat. Can be eaten on its own, as well as an additional salad next to your main meal dishes – fish, chicken, tofu.
Eating less, light meals, a lots of salads in Summer really helps to clear all toxins which can accumulate with over eating. Try avoid eating over-processed foods, drinking a lots of alcohol, heavy foods in general. But, give your self a bit break during Summer months. The body does not want heavy and too many foods during hot season and, finds it a hard to digest. Incorporate more raw ingredients ( in Summer time) every colour on your plate – red, orange, yellow, dark green, and a lots of fresh herbs. These colourful fruits and veggies, salads are Phytonutrients – and, are a full of antioxidants, have anti-inflammatory properties, help and support immune system. Also, very crunchy, fresh and tasty!
I hope this simple prepared fresh Salad inspires you to eat light this Summer.
Hearty Summer Plant Based Salad
Ingredients you need:
- Fresh Apple – sliced in rounds
- 1/2 Fresh Fennel or whole sliced
- Fresh 1 or 2 Carrots – shaved
- 1 Cucumber ( eat with the skin – more fibre and vitamins )
- Whole Pomegranate – cut in a half, then squeezed gently and pop the seeds out. You can use a sharp knife to help those seeds out. I would also recommend apron as if pomegranate is fresh soft, it can produce juicy and, the colour is super red.
- Mixture of handful Leafy Salads – Rocket, Endive, Spinach, Beetroot leaves
- Fresh Parsley
- Fresh Dill
- Fresh Coriander
Choose the plate of your choice you like to present your Salad. It can be square or round plate. This plate is more serving plate for amount for 4 people as a side salad or 2 people to eat on its own. Shave and grate veg and fruits the shapes you desire. The creativity in the kitchen is endless. So go and have a fun with these ingredients. It can take you less than 10mins to prepare, much longer to eat… – which is a good thing! Use your digestive enzymes as you chewing ( use your saliva ) to increase on bile production which helps with digesting. More you chew, the better. And, you’ll feel full with eating less.
I hope you enjoy making this cooling, refreshing Summer salad and, I will share with you more soon…
Home made Tahini dressing will work with this salad nicely. Check out the next post.
Enjoy the lightness and freshness of this Salad!