Immune Boosting Winter Salad

 

This recipe has been inspired by Dr. Mark Hyman's documentary series, The Longevity Roadmap - Becoming Young at Any Age.  While watching, I have made mental notes of many of the foods the doctors have highlighted as super foods for reducing inflammation, supporting our immune systems, and being kind to our gut microbiome.  This is a super delicious salad, jam packed with super healthy ingredients to keep us feeling young and full of energy!  I made it this morning and proceeded to half of it immediately.  The other half I packed up and gave to a friend!  

Ingredients for Salad:

  • 1 fennel bulb, shaved thinly (I used the flat blade of a kitchen grater, a mandoline would work too)
  • 1/4 large red onion, julienned
  • 1/2-1 red bell pepper, julienned
  • 1 navel orange, sliced thinly and cut into wedges, reserve juice and add to salad
  • 1/2 pomegranate, seeded
  • 3T unsalted thinly sliced almonds
  • Arugula - as a salad bed

Dressing:

  • 3T The Furies EVOO
  • 1t pomegranate juice (I used POM 100% juice)
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced 1T approximately
  • 2t apple cider vinegar
  • 1t honey
  • 1/4t turmeric
  • 1/4t cardamom
  • 1/4t cinnamon
  • salt to taste
  • Whisk together to emulsify

Instructions:

  • Combine all salad ingredients except arugula in a bowl.  
  • Pour dressing over salad and mix well.  Let rest for 5-10 minutes.  This can be kept in the refrigerator for a few days.
  • Serve a heaping spoonful over a bed of arugula.  Garnish with seasonal fruit of your choice.  I used golden kiwis and raspberries!

 

 


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