Superfood Salad

I threw together this simple salad at the last minute the other night and realized only later that most of the ingredients are worthy of superfood status. Here’s why:

BEETS: A good source of dietary fiber, potassium, folate, iron, vitamin C, manganese, zinc and copper. They are also loaded with antioxidants and are currently making a comeback as a superfood.

ONIONS: Not very exotic, but onions are super healthy, containing a combination of flavonoids and sulfur. Onions are anti-inflammatory, boost the immune system and are very potent in cancer prevention among other benefits.

AMARANTH: I sprinkled a little of this tiny seed for some added protein and calcium. Amaranth is also a good source of iron, magnesium, phosphorous and manganese.

WALNUTS: Walnuts are the only nut that contains omega-3 fatty acids and they also contain twice the antioxidants as an equivalent amount of any other nuts. I keep walnuts in my desk drawer at work and snack on a handful almost every day.

GOJI BERRIES: These small, dried berries are powerful antioxidants and may help prevent cancer, heart disease and boost the immune system.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR DRESSING: In its unfiltered, unpasteurized state, Apple Cider Vinegar (or ACV to its friends) is a great alternative to other salad dressings, particularly to help digestion and detoxifying. Other benefits of ACV can be found here.

SALT, PEPPER AND OLIVE OIL TO TASTE. 

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2 Comments

  • Faris on Feb 17, 2013 Reply

    A nice change from the regular salad and super healthy too – what more could one ask for?

  • Carlo on Feb 17, 2013 Reply

    Thank you for sharing the recipe. I will try it tomorrow :)

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