New Colorful Raw Salad Can Save You
Posted on February 26 2013 | (0) Comments
Category:Easy Raw Meals
Loaded with flavor and nutrition, my Rainbow Salad has ingredients to help combat obesity, heart disease, and more.
As you’ll see my new video below, the colors of the rainbow come together in this salad, making it beautiful as well as good for you.
You’ll feel like Rembrandt.
Salads are a big part of my raw food diet because they’re so versatile and so good for me. A typical salad begins with leafy greens:
- Fresh organic red or green leaf lettuce
- Mesclun mix (baby greens)
- Romaine lettuce
- A combination of lettuces
Greens are delicate and delicious, but sometimes I want something with a little more “tooth”...a chef-y way of saying of saying more “texture.” That’s when I turn to my Rainbow Salad. The addition of vegetables like carrots, radishes, yellow pepper, and beets create plenty of satisfying crunchiness and fill my salad bowl with eye-popping color.
The phrase "eating a rainbow" of fruits and vegetables is a great way to remember that you should get as much color variety in your diet as possible, so that you can maximize your intake of a broad range of nutrients. Plus, deeply colored vegetables are rich in phytochemicals, which help protect the body against disease.
A knuckle-saving tip for preparing this salad is to use a food processor. I let my Cuisinart food processor fitted with a fine shredding disk shred the carrots and beets for me. It literally takes just a few moments.
As you’ll see in the video, the colors of the rainbow come together in this salad, making it beautiful as well as good for you. You’ll feel like Rembrandt!
I’d like to kick off a “salad symposium” in the comments section and invite you to post your answers to these questions:
- What’s your favorite salad green?
- Do you like your salad ingredients chopped small or in larger chunks?
- What’s the “secret ingredient” that makes your salad yours and yours alone?
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