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Mafalda Pinto Leite | Salad for the skin recipe
Crunchy crisp salad full of flavour and beauty enhancing ingredients.
Apple, fennel, walnuts, lettuce, recipe, crunchy
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Salad for the skin

Salad for the skin

This crunchy crisp salad is full of flavour and beauty enhancing ingredients.




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3 Tbsp. tahini</br> 1 garlic clove</br> 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice</br> 2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar</br> 2 Tbsp. fresh carrot juice</br>  1 Tbsp. olive oil</br> 1 1/2 Tbsp. honey (or other sweetener of choice)</br> 2 Tbsp. dill</br> 1/2 tsp. turmeric


3 apples, cut in thin slices</br> 1 small fennel bulb, thinly sliced</br> 1/2 cup raw walnuts</br> 1/4 cup minced parsley</br> 1 head crispy lettuce, torn


To make the sauce, mix all the ingredients in a blender until smooths and creamy. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper if needed.

To Serve

Alternate the lettuce, apple and fennel to build a tower. Drizzle with the dressing and sprinkle with the walnuts and parsley.</br> </br>
Tweak it: </br>Add 1/2 cup of dried mulberries for a sweet taste and longevity kick.

Beauty Alert

Apples; Crisp apples are prized with the ability to detox and cool the body. Their skin contain the antioxidant, anti-inflammatory pigment Quercetin which has become a hot skin ingredient for its powerful defence against free-radical and UVB damage. The skins also contain a phytochemical that defends against wrinkle causing age´s. </br>So buy organic and enjoy the whole apple! 


May 13, 2016


Soup & Salads