Crisp Antioxidant Salad

Crisp Antioxidant Salad

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Crisp Antioxidant Salad

The greens, carrots, blueberries, and pomegranate seeds fill this salad with vitamin C and the antioxidant family of carotenes, especially beta-carotene, lutein, and zeaxanthin. Human studies have shown carotenoid-rich diets can protect skin against sun damage by increasing its defense against UV light-mediated damage. In addition, walnuts are a nutrient-dense food and full of vitamin E and essential fatty acids for glowing skin.
Course: Salad
Servings: 4 people

Equipment

  • Salad bowl
  • Whisk

Ingredients

For Salad

  • 5 oz package power greens, baby kale, or salad mix
  • 1 whole carrot, cut into thin matchsticks
  • 1/2 cup cooked kidney or red beans; or canned, rinsed and rained
  • 1/2 medium Granny smith apple, cut into thin wedges
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw pecans
  • 1/2 cup fresh organic blueberries
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (optional)

For Dressing

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 pinch Himalayan salt or Celtic sea salt
  • 1 pinch pepper

Instructions

  • To make the salad: Toss all salad ingredients together in a large salad bowl.
  • To make the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, cider vinegar, cilantro, basil, oregano, and mustard. Season to taste with salt and pepper. When ready to serve, pour the dressing over the salad. Toss and enjoy.

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