This was the salad that I first made myself after returning back from Sri Lanka (read my travel tips for SL here), I loved that it contains a real dose of goodness.
Lots of refreshing flavours to help nourish. It is sooo blooming hot at here in Sydney at the moment. I can’t at the moment even imagine turning the oven on! So lots of exciting salads it is.
This exceptional salad would go so well as a side to a Summery BBQ, it would sit nicely with my lamb recipe, this tasty BBQ’d chicken or even my beef koftas, but also a lovely light lunch with a cup of cooked quinoa added in as well.
A vibrant combination of vine ripened cherry tomatoes, freshly chopped parsley, finely sliced pickled red onion, capsicum, pomegranate, crumbled feta finished off with a drizzle of pomegranate molasses. The results were bright and refreshing and one to make your tongue tingle.
Why is this dish good for you:
Tomatoes contain the carotenoid antioxidant called lycopene, this is a wondrous chemical which when absorbed into the body, they helps to prevent and also repair damaged cells by inactivating free radicals in the body. It has thus been credited for reducing wrinkles.
Onion is a great anti bacterial, anti fungal and is perfect to help boost your immunity.
Parsley is a great herb full to the rafters of Vitamin C so will help with your immunity., According to this great little book, it is also renowned for helping with digestion (calling all bloated tummies, have some of this with your next meal). Rich in vitamins A and B, iodine and also high in iron. It also helps with people who suffer from bad breath. A great addition to any salad.
Capsicum contains the highest level of vitamin c in its raw state, a good dose of fibre which is great for digestion.
Pomegranates is the old French word for ‘seeded apples’, they are a fabulous source of potassium which is crucial to maintain a fluid balance in the body, by helping to maintain water balance as well as proper nerve and muscle impulses. They are also a great source of vitamin c and fibre which is good for immunity and digestion.
Enjoy this nourishing salad and let me know if you make it.