Cold Summer Salad

Itality for the Kure of body, mind and spirit…

Ingredients:

Endive (Endive is a good source of heart-healthy potassium. One average-sized head of Endive delivers over 50% of the Potassium found in a Banana. The Endive delivers significant levels of Vitamins B and C, as well as Folate and Selenium. Endive’s ongoing reputation as a digestive aid is well founded. The vegetable contains complex fibers (Cellulose and Hemicellulose) which promote regularity, helps prevent the absorption of Cholesterol into the blood stream, slows food metabolism and thus keeps blood sugar in balance, and helps with the removal of toxins from the digestive tract)

Parsley salad (It is hard to believe that a tiny green herb such as Parsley is rich in so many vitamins and minerals, but it is true. Parsley is an excellent source of Vitamin A, several B Vitamins and Vitamin K and it also contains more Vitamin C than most Citrus fruits.)

Soy sprouts (are an excellent source of Proteins, Vitamins and Isoflavones. During sprouting most of the undesirable Carbohydrates are metabolised, the Protein digestibility improves and the Trypsin inhibitors are inactivated. Unique is the formation of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) during sprouting.)

Walnuts (The main interest of walnuts is their content of Fatty Acids. Those two acids cannot be synthesized by our body and must be provided daily. They are called Essential Fatty Acids. Besides that Walnuts have plenty Minerals and Vitamins such as Potassium, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Copper, Vitamin B9, B6, E, A…)

Basil (Basil has a unique health protecting-effect thanks to its Flavonoids and Volatile oils, which help us in order to  provide protection at the cellular level and to provide protection against unwanted bacterial growth. )

Beet (Beets are a good source of Folacin and a source of Vitamin C and Potassium. Red beets provide Vitamins A and C, Calcium and Iron, and add fiber to the diet.)

Pears ( please do read yourself about pears, for they have so many interesting characteristics… http://www.whfoods.com/genpage.php?tname=foodspice&dbid=28)

Tomatoes (Tomatoes are not as high in nutrients as other vegetables but they are the leader where Vitamin C is concerned. A medium tomato (120 g) contains about 23 mg of Vitamin C. Vegetarians will not forget to add tomatoes to their salad. Its Vitamin C will enhance the Iron absorption. Another reason to add tomatoes to your diet is that they have an Alkali power.)

         Nasturtium flowers (please check under warm summer salad)

         Olive oil

         Aceto Balsamico

         Black pepper and salt as needed and wanted

Recipe:

 

Wash Endive, Parsley and Soy Sprouts, chop them and put them in a salad bowl. Chop the Pears, Beets and Tomatoes and add them as well to the already cut greens. Beets you have to cook before using them in the salad, many health food store do sell already cooked beets which still hold within them the same amount of vitamins as if you had prepare them.

The Finished Dish

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