KAAREN’S RECIPE OF THE WEEK:
My husband Gene and I enjoy salads year round. With a bit of creativity, they need not be boring.
Here is a simple layered salad that not only is packed full of nutrients and beneficial fiber, but has a variety of tastes and textures guaranteed to appeal to even the pickiest eaters.
Feel free to substitute any ingredients available seasonally and/or add any of your personal favorites.
Kitchen Sink Salad
1/3 cup each of the following:
Shaved raw crooked neck yellow squash
Shaved raw zucchini
Shaved raw red pepper
Shaved raw apple
Shaved raw carrots
¼ cup shaved raw golden beets
¼ cup shaved watermelon radish (any radish available is fine)
¼ cup sliced celery
¼ cup sliced mushrooms
¼ cup sliced rinsed pitted low sodium black olives
1/3 cup diced fresh tomatoes
3 cups chiffonade mix of Little Gem lettuce, Spring Greens Lettuce/Baby spinach/Baby kale
Marinated Fresh Mozzarella :
Combine all below well and then add in 6 0z sliced fresh mozzarella
3 tbls finely chopped fresh basil
4 tbls extra virgin olive oil
2 tbls fresh lemon juice
4 tbls balsamic vinegar
2 tbls. Heinz ketchup (See the Heinz Health & Wellness line)
1 tsp Dijon mustard
Marinate above for 30 min or more. Toss all salad well and then fold in Marinated Mozzarella . Add balsamic to taste.
Accompany with sourdough bread if desired.
To see more recipes like this please check out my two books “Eat Your Way To Health” and ” Ageless Beauty From The Inside Out” at www.healingessences.com
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