Super Boost Salad

I love this recipe because it is a simple list of ingredients that you can get in your local supermarket. It is ready in minutes………. just chop everything up and toss in to a bowl. I tend to roast the pumpkin and sunflower seeds as I much prefer the flavour and texture to raw (just grill for a few minutes until they start to turn brown). The zingy ginger dressing is delicious. I cheat make a sensible short cut by using ginger in a tube.

The intense colour of the red cabbage gives away it’s superb antioxidants, the humble carrot contains a fascinating combination of phytonutrients, carotenoids, anthocyanins and are a very good source of biotin, vitamin K, potassium, vitamin B6, and vitamin C. Apples are full of polyphenols, fibre and vitamin C. Seeds, a fabulous combo of healthy fats, fibre and protein. Ginger has anti inflammatory properties. The amazing medley of nutrients in this recipe truly make it a super food.

If you feel sleepy and lethargic after your usual lunch of a bagel, sandwich or jacket potato, try a big bowl of this instead! Add some protein from fish or chicken, and this can help you to feel full up, bright and alert for the rest of the afternoon. If you are very active or are an athlete in training, add some wholegrain rice or quinoa to boost the healthy carbs.

Make a big batch, and you’ll have enough for the next day too!

  • 350g red cabbage grated/shredded
  • 3 carrots grated
  • 20g pack parsley, roughly chopped
  • 2 Cox’s apples (or any red apple), quartered, cored and sliced
  • handful of radishes or 2 celery sticks, sliced
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp each sunflower seeds

For the dressing

  • 2 tsp grated root ginger
  • 1 tsp clear honey
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp light olive oil

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