I made this warm Mediterranean inspired chopped salad in less than than seven minutes and once you get more comfortable in the kitchen, it won’t be long until you are throwing together colorful and flavorful meals with some basic foods in the fridge and pantry and using great tools like your kitchen shears. When life gets busy, who has time to slice with a sharp knife? I’d rather cut with scissors in seconds and be out the door.
This salad is loaded with complete omegas, fiber, antioxidants, minerals like magnesium and plant based protein. It also has tons of chlorophyll which increases oxygen in the blood, cleansing the liver and bowels, removes toxins from blood tissues, bones, and the intestines, deodorizing the body and treats health conditions such as gastric ulcers, sinusitis, anemia, arteriosclerosis and even depression. That is pretty amazing!
How To Make The Salad
First To Do: Chop one large purple potato and one large carrot in bite size chunks and place in small pot of cold salted water. Bring to a high simmer and cook for 3-4 minutes. Check with a fork that both potato and carrot are tender but still firm and holding their shape. Drain and do not rinse.
While they were cooking, use your kitchen shears, and cut into tiny pieces into a large bowl one large bunch of flat leaf parsley and 5-6 large basil leaves. Add one sliced tomato, two tbsp. of hemp seeds and toss in the warm potato and carrots. Toss.
Dress Your Salad
In a jar, add juice of one large lemon, 1 tbsp. red wine vinegar, 3-4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil, 1 tsp. Dijon mustard, coarse salt and pepper. Cover with lid and shake to combine all ingredients. Taste and add more vinegar, oil and salt as needed. Pour over salad and toss well. You are done.
Fun Foods To Add
Feel free to add red onion, chickpeas, chopped black olives or thinly sliced red cabbage to this salad too. Have fun, get creative and enjoy.
This meal is packed with bright flavors and is nutrient dense too so you will be satisfied for most of the day and the cost for this organic salad that took seven minutes at most to make is just under $3 so don’t say you can’t afford organic.
Let me help you budget for organic because a nourished body is a nourished mind and anyone feeling that amazing can conquer the world! Food heals or it does not. The choice is yours.