Healing Spring Salad Recipe

After a winter of eating denser, more fatty foods, our systems crave a gentle, nourishing cleanse that will help to rejuvenate us and clear any digestive heaviness.

This refreshing, high-fiber salad is just the ticket. Greens and fresh herbs inspire us with their upward-growing movement and lively flavors. Peas, asparagus, and radishes add fiber and nourishment, and berries with their tart-sweet flavor and antioxidant goodness shine like jewels. These seasonal ingredients can make us feel fresher and more energized, and the combination tastes so good!

INGREDIENTS

For each serving:

One generous handful of any of the following, or a combination:
arugula, watercress, mustard greens, dandelion greens
1 tablespoon snipped fresh chives, dill, or mint
1/4 cup fresh raw peas or frozen, thawed
1 radish, thinly sliced
2 asparagus spears, lightly steamed, cut into 2-inch pieces
3 ripe strawberries, sliced

1. Lightly toss the ingredients together and place on a pretty salad plate. Sprinkle with a splash of olive oil, a squeeze of fresh lemon, and a pinch of salt.

Inspired by Meals That Heal, by Lisa Turner (Inner Traditions, 1996).

13 comments

Fiona T.
Fi T.3 years ago

It's good to eat and heal

J.L. A.
JL A.3 years ago

yum

Michele Wilkinson

Thank you

Kimberly McMahen
Kimberly McMahen4 years ago

Another yummy salad idea. Can't wait until mid-April and my wild asparagus!

Joe Shults
Joe Shults4 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer C.
Past Member 4 years ago

Yummy. Thanks.

Robert O.
Robert O.5 years ago

This sounds interesting. I like asparagus and peas.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

K s Goh
KS Goh5 years ago

Thanks for the article.

Bon L.
Bon L.5 years ago

Thanks for the info.