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Healing Spring Salad Recipe

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!


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.

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

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.

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5:03AM PST on Jan 28, 2013

It's good to eat and heal

7:48AM PDT on Sep 20, 2012


7:58AM PDT on Apr 16, 2012

Thank you

10:08AM PDT on Mar 23, 2012

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

1:27PM PST on Jan 1, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

12:29AM PDT on Oct 12, 2011

Yummy. Thanks.

4:12PM PDT on Apr 7, 2011

This sounds interesting. I like asparagus and peas.

12:40AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:40AM PST on Mar 10, 2011

Thanks for the article.

5:11AM PST on Mar 7, 2011

Thanks for the info.

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