Not only is this salad delicious and refreshing, it is a detoxifying salad, too. The finely chopped vegetables make this salad amazingly palatable. Everything has the same crunch and texture, and it’s also easy to digest. Your pancreas does not have to work nearly as hard when your body digests this salad.
The other great thing is you can make a large bowl and it will keep for a few days. It’s a great salad to make at least once a week, and have several times a week. You don’t have to measure anything, just adjust to taste, or use what you have on hand. You can easily double the ingredients. The ingredients below will make several bowls of salad.
1/2 head of cauliflower
1/2 head of broccoli
2-3 kale leaves
2 mashed cloves of garlic
1/4 cup sliced roasted almonds
1/3 cup Rickland Orchards Salad Topper
1 teaspoon minced ginger
salt & pepper to taste
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of one large lemon
2 TB honey or maple syrup
1 TB dijon Mustard
Finely chop Kale, broccoli, cauliflower & garlic. In a small mason jar add ginger, salt, pepper, olive oil, lemon juice, honey, and mustard. Stir, then tighten lid and shake well to emulsify. The beauty of this dressing is you can adjust to taste. Give it a taste and see how you like it. Rickland Salad topper is the perfect blend of fruits and nuts. You can easily buy the fruit and nuts separately, but I use Rickland because it’s so good and easy. Rickland Salad Topper contains:
- Cranberries, Sunflower Seeds, Pumpkin Seeds, Edamame, Apples, Walnuts, Flax Seed, Chia Seeds
A Note About crushed garlic
Crushed garlic not only tastes better than chopped, in my opinion, but it also changes the cell structure, and health benefits of garlic. There is a compound within garlic called alliin. Alliin, and a related enzyme (named “alliinase”) are separated inside garlic cells when the garlic is whole and unbroken. When garlic is crushed, these cells rupture. When they rupture, aliinase enzyme come into contact with the alliin molecule, and cause the creation of a new compound called allicin. Allicin is a powerful garlic molecule associated with cardiovascular, anti-bacterial, and anti-cancer benefits. Allicin is also the garlic compounds that is associated with the pungent aroma and “bite” experienced from garlic. So, crush and pound away. Adding sea salt to garlic makes it easy to crush into a thick paste.
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