Summer Detox Salad
Summer Detox Salad
This salad was inspired by a recent trip to the farmers market. One of my favorite parts of summer is my weekly trips to the market. It’s bittersweet because a much as I love the summer markets… my favorite season is fall. I love going to the market feeling open minded and without a list. Sometimes the best recipes come accidentally and todays trip to the farmers market was started off as a blank canvas for me.
I found some asparagus, figs, watermelon radishes, & cherry tomatoes. Sounded perfect for a salad recipe. With labor day weekend approaching, I wanted to put together a quick and easy salad recipe for the weekend BBQ’s.
I lightly roasted the asparagus in avocado oil & sea salt for only 5 minutes while I sliced up the rest of the produce.
Sliced figs, sliced cherry tomatoes, sliced watermelon radishes.
All over a bed of local spring greens.
This recipe is a delicious and refreshing treat on a hot summer day but also jam packed with nutrients and detox properties.
Watermelon Radish: Radishes Aid in digestion and are full of dietary fibre, which helps with digestion and keeps you regular.
Figs: Figs are a good source of nutrition, including vitamins B6, K and E. They are high in fiber and can help keep your bowels regular.
Asparagus: Asparagus can act as a natural diuretic. It helps flush out toxins in kidneys and prevent kidney stones.
Cherry Tomatoes: Tomatoes help clear the system of the overload of waste products and toxins that build up in the liver, intestines and elsewhere.
Spring Greens+ Spinach: Spinach helps to lower damaging protein levels in the blood and can protect against high blood pressure and heart disease.
Walnuts: Walnuts are high in the amino acid arginine and assist the liver in detoxifying ammonia. They’re also high in glutathione and omega-3 fatty acids, which all provide support to natural liver cleansing.
Turmeric-lemon Dressing: Lemon helps your digestion, flushes out toxins and cleanses the liver + Turmeric is an antioxidant powerhouse.
To make the salad: (Serves about 5)
Lightly roast 1 bunch of asparagus in avocado oil & sea salt.
You will also need:
a few handfuls of spring mix + spinach, or greens of choice.
1 handful sliced cherry tomatoes
1 sliced watermelon radish, can cube.
1 /2 cup chopped walnut pieces
primal kitchen turmeric-lemon dressing
Toss all ingredients together and add dressing when ready to serve.