We believe in eating local, keeping things simply and honoring ourselves by eating real food! This summer salad with edible Nasturium flowers makes for a beautiful dish to bring to parties or just to enjoy on your own. Takes only 15 minutes to make! Also, the majority of the ingredients are LOCAL (from the Westport CT Farmers Market) and all are organic.
This salad is packed with nutrients from the kale and microgreens. Protein, iron, omegas, magnesium and zinc from the pumpkin seeds. Anti-inflammatory goodness from the turmeric and antioxidant boosting from the blueberries. We paired the salad with an Apple Cider Vinegar detoxing dressing. It’s a staple dressing and marinade in our home. We just adore the combination of these real foods!
*use organic and local
4 handfuls of baby kale (pre-washed)
2 handfuls of any microgreen of your choice
1/2 cups of blueberries
4-8 Nasturium flowers (optional)
Roasted Turmeric Pumpkin Seeds
1/2 cup of raw organic pumpkin seeds (we love “Go Raw” brand)
2 tsp of Turmeric
Splash of Apple Cider Vinegar + EVOO + Himalayan Sea Salt
Apple Cider Vinaigrette Healthy Dressing (ACV):
1 tbsp Dijon
3 tbsp ACV
1 tsp high quality maple syrup
½ cup of extra virgin olive oil
Squirt of Lemon (~1 tbsp)
Pre-head oven to 350. On parchment paper add the pumpkin seeds, turmeric, Himalayan sea salt and a small drizzle of EVOO + ACV. Ensure the seeds are well coated. Bake for 10 minutes. For the salad, mix all ingredients together. Then top with pumpkin seeds and dressing. Toss it up.
Dressing: mix all ingredients by had and/or in a mini-blender.
With love and gratitude,
Christine & Stephanie