REFRESHING CARROT APPLE SALAD
You will find the perfect sweet and savoury balance in this refreshing salad. Apple is one of the fruits that help regulate your blood sugar level. Carrot, for better eye-sight. And when you add a few celery stalk slices, you have a fantastic alkalizing, antioxidant-rich "powerhouse" to strengthen your digestive system and immunity.
Before you start, let's look at some healthy nutrients found in carrots.
Carrots are rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.
To name a few: vitamins A, K, C, potassium, fibre, calcium, iron, and beta-carotene.
Simply, carrots are beneficial for your overall health.
They can help to keep your heart healthy and may further help:
. to bring your blood pressure under control
. to keep your weight balanced
. to improve your eye-sight, digestive habits and immune system
. to support good bone health
. to balance blood sugar level
If you like it, make it regularly.
This can become your favourite, guilt-free side dish, snack or dessert.
You will need for 4 portions:
Note: 1 cup = 250ml
3 medium carrots, fine grated
1 large apple or 2 small, coarse grated
3 - 5 green celery stalks, fine sliced
1 tablespoon mirin *
1 tablespoon ume vinegar *
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon yuzu juice *
1/4 cup apple or pear juice to keep your salad juicy
* Tampopo Foods product
Step by step:
1, In a large bowl, grate the carrots fine.
2, Add the apple, grated on a coarse grater.
3, Add the fine slices of green celery stalks.
4, Add the seasonings: mirin, ume vinegar, lemon juice, yuzu and apple juice and mix gently. Let stand for 10 minutes to allow the flavours to blend.
5, Mix well before serving and enjoy with your favourite breakfast, bento to go or dinner with your friends.
We love this refreshing salad very much, so we always make a double portion to enjoy later on. Please keep it in a closed jar in a cool place or refrigerator for 1-2 days.
Once served, add lightly roasted walnuts, pecan nuts, almonds, pumpkin * and sunflower seeds, or pistachios. You will love this extra nut bite!
The raisins *, currants, mulberries *, apricots *, goji or wild rowan berries will provide the extra vitamin C.
Other wild herbs, leaves and flowers will also spark up this salad.
Try dandelion, wild mustards, chickweed, watercress, rocket, or sheep's sorrel.
And for change, try to add some fine-cut sauerkraut and/or fine-grated daikon radish.
Such a treat.
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