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LONGEVITY ANTIOXIDANT SALAD BOWL

22nd May 2018
Anthia Koullouros

This delicious, healthy, vibrant nutrient rich salad uses fresh herbs and dried herbs and spices. Strongly rejuvenating and healing and exercises the taste buds with savoury, tart, tangy, sour and bitter flavours. The following is enough to make a large bowl for 4.

ORGANIC INGREDIENTS

Salad

  • 1 cup of fresh Mint leaves
  • 1 cup of fresh Basil leaves
  • ½ cup of fresh Lemon thyme or thyme leaves
  • 1 cup of fresh Parsley or Coriander leaves
  • ½ cup of Macadamia nuts or any activated nuts you enjoy
  • 1 cup of fresh Shitake mushrooms or 1/2 a cup of dried, rehydrated
  • 1 medium raw beetroot, grated
  • 1 medium carrot, grated
  • 1 green apple, grated or 1 orange, segmented or 1 cup of pomegranate (if in season) or other seasonal fruit such as figs or persimmon

Dressing

  • 1 small knob of fresh grated ginger root
  • 1 lemon, lime or orange, juiced and zested
  • 2-3 tablespoons of cold pressed, extra virgin Olive oil

Seasoning

  • A pinch of natural salt and cracked pepper
  • 1 tablespoon of dried Seaweed flakes
  • 1 tablespoon of white and/or black Sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon of Nigella seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Ovvio Organic Mexican Spice blend or a blend of Paprika powder, Chilli flakes, Cumin seed, Oregano leaf, Black peppercorn, Garlic granules

METHOD

Add herbs, fruit & vegetables to a bowl and mix. In a separate small bowl mix dressing ingredients. Pour dressing over salad and toss. Add seasoning and toss again. Serve with protein.

SPECIFIC THERAPEUTIC HEALTH BENEFITS

Peppermint leaf

Botanical name: Mentha x piperita

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antibacterial, antiseptic, cooling, and carminative herb. Peppermint helps relieve spasms in the muscles, reduces the feelings of nausea and may relieve/prevent vomiting. Indicated for use for colds, intestinal colic, indigestion, flatulent dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting during pregnancy, and irritable bowel syndrome.

Basil leaf

Botanical name: Ocimum basilicum

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, analgesic, antimicrobial, hepatoprotective, immune booster, anti-depressive, anti-anxiety.

Thyme leaf

Botanical name: Thymus vulgaris

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as a relaxing expectorant, antispasmodic, digestive and carminative. Indicated for dry, irritable asthmatic conditions and coughs, bronchitis, pharyngitis, laryngitis and the common cold. Excellent, antiseptic mouth wash and sore throat gargle.

Parsley leaf

Botanical name: Petroselinum crispum

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant, to treat digestive issues – bloating, constipation, acid reflux and wind, bladder and kidney stones, bad breath, arthritic, fluid retention, common cold and skin issues.

Coriander leaf & seed

Botanical name: Coriandrum sativum

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant – a rich source of carotenoids. The seeds are indicated for colic, indigestion, wind, bloating, strengthen the stomach and reduce fever.

Nigella seeds aka Black cumin seeds

Botanical name: Nigella sativa

Actions and indications: Traditionally used to support a loss of appetite, fever, indigestion, diarrhea, oedema, general weakness, asthma, chest congestion and arthritis.

Oregano leaf

Botanical name: Origanum vulgare

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an antioxidant, antifungal, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory indicated for the mouth, respiratory and gut infections.

Chilli/Paprika fruit

Botanical name: Capsicum SPP

Actions and indications: Traditionally used to stimulate the circulatory system, metabolism and gastric juices, diaphoretic (promotes sweat during fevers).

Cumin seed

Botanical name: Cuminum cyminum

Actions and indications: Traditionally used to aid digestion – bloating, wind, colic, boost the immune system and treat infections. Antioxidant rich. Promote detoxification.

Garlic

Botanical name: Allium sativum

Actions and indications: Traditionally used as an anti-pathogenic (dysbiosis, candida and parasites), lowers cholesterol, reduce blood platelet clumping, chronic bronchitis or respiratory infections, influenza, and to support vascular health.