Nutritious Salad – Let’s Toss Up some Detox

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LETS TOSS UP SOME DETOX

A refreshing salad with some leafy greens and crunchy vegetables, tossed in a heathy ginger-lime-honey concoction with an added crunch of peanuts.

Ingredients:

For the base of the salad: Assorted lettuce leaves (Iceberg, Lollorosso etc.) – 2 cups

For the body of the salad:
Carrots – 1 cup sliced
Broccoli – 1 cup cut into florets and blanched
Cucumbers – 1, cut into slices
Sprouts – ½ cup
Red Capsicum – ½, cut into cubes
Mint leaves – 8 to 10 
Flaxseeds – 1 tbsp

For the dressing of the salad:
Orange juice – ½ cup
Honey – 1 tbsp
Sea salt – ½ tsp
Crushed black pepper – ½ tsp
Mustard paste – 1 tsp
Ginger juice – 1 tbsp

For the garnish of the salad:
Roasted crushed peanuts – 2 tbsp
Assorted fresh herbs- basil/parsley

Method:

  • Prepare all the ingredients for the salad
  • Clean the lettuce leaves and refresh them well
  • Combine all the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake well
  • Assemble the ingredients required for the body of the salad in a mixing bowl and pour the dressing in, toss up the salad
  • Arrange the fresh lettuce leaves in a salad bowl and top it up with a generous helping of the tossed up salad
  • Garnish and serve immediately

Chef’s variations:

  • Try adding boiled egg whites to the salad with some apricots or dates
  • Boiled or roasted/grilled chicken cubes also go well with the salad
  • Try using indian style tandoori mushrooms/prawns/ chicken tikka as well for an indo-fusion salad

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