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Carrot Zucchini Salad with a Curry Dressing

Carrot Zucchini Salad with a Curry Dressing

Vitamin A is one of the most essential vitamins for beautiful skin and overall well being. What should you snack on when your complexion needs a vitamin A boost? Try carrots, one of the best veggie sources of beta-carotene, which the body converts to vitamin A. Vitamin A keeps skin, hair, nails, and eyes beautiful by promoting natural cell division, regenerating collagen, regulating oil production, and slowing the natural deterioration of eyesight as we age. Carrots are also a great source of biotin, a nutrient that’s important for healthy hair growth and blood sugar regulation.

 

Serves

4

 

Ingredients

Salad

3 cups grated carrots

2 cups of grated zucchini

1 cup diced fresh pineapple

1/2 to 1 cup dried mulberries

I bunch scallions, sliced thin

 

Curry Dressing

3/4 cup cashews, soaked for at least 6 hours and drained

1 cup fresh coconut milk or other that you like

1 lime, juice from

1 tablespoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon nama shoyu (or tamari)

1 tablespoon liquid sweetener of choice

1 garlic clove

1-inch knob of fresh ginger, peeled and roughly chopped (aprox. 2 teaspoons)

pink salt to taste

To serve, cilantro leaves and lime wedges.

 

Method

Toss carrots, zucchini, pineapple, mulberries and scallions together in a large bowl.

Place all dressing ingredients in a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.

Pour dressing over salad and mix through to coat all pieces.

 

Superfood Spotlight : Mulberries

Like many berries, mulberries are loaded with benefits, earning their superfood status by packing in around 130% RDA vitamin C, 20% RDA iron, 8% RDA calcium, and 3 grams of protein per ounce (all in a mere 90 calories!). But mulberries take their nutrition one step further by also offering notable quantities of an elusive polyphenol called resveratrol. Often billed as a premier “anti-aging” compound, studies have shown resveratrol to have powerful anti-carcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, and – indeed – anti-aging properties, while also helping fight cardiovascular disease and enhancing tissue maintenance.

Date

March 16, 2017

Category

Soup & Salads