Just a simple and easy salad that comes together in 10 minutes. Try this with toasted sunflower seeds or hazelnuts. Finish with a zesty lemon vinaigrette, you won’t believe the depths of flavors from such a simple recipe!
Frisée is actually not a lettuce, but a relative to endives and chicory. It is very high in folic acid (great for pregnant moms), and being a rather bitter green it is cleansing to the liver. Frisée also has a nutty flavor, which can be enhanced by adding toasted nuts or seeds. Adding a touch of sweetness with the apples and apple dressing helps balance out the bitterness making this a mouth-watering salad! (I’ve also made this without the apple slices and enjoyed it simply with the dressing and pecans).
This is a really great way to turn leftover roasted cauliflower into the next day’s salad. Just add some liver-cleansing radicchio, blood-purifying parsley, and a quick homemade dressing and you’re covered.
Simple meals are often the best, and this is no exception. Add a hard boiled egg, toss it with some greens, and call it a meal. It also makes a satisfyingly filling side to your main dish.
Roasting the cauliflower makes it nutty and sweet, a good balance with the fiber-rich chickpeas. Roasting them both makes the dish easier to digest, just an added bonus! This is one of those recipes from “my toolbox” that I keep pulling out, it’s so good. Thanks Gweneth from “It’s All Good” for the inspiration!
This is my go-to salad dressing every summer. A handful of fresh herbs is all you need to transform your usual salad into something more creative, fresh, and satisfying. I make this differently every time, depending on which herbs I have on hand. I will give you the basic recipe, but feel free to add whichever herbs you have. You can’t screw it up, trust me!
Have you ever noticed how dark in color fresh herbs are? That’s because of their high concentration of phytonutrients. They are nutrient powerhouses in small form, packing more nutrition per ounce than it’s larger leafy green friends. They also have a wide-range of disease fighting properties. Here’s just a few things herbs can be helpful for:
Basil: The essential oils of basil have strong antioxidant and antimicrobial properties. It has been used in traditional medicine to treat digestive complaints, arthritis, appetite stimulation, and kidney support.