Friday, May 11, 2012

super anti-oxidant salad with strawberry balsamic vinaigrette







I made this salad for an Easter lunch and it was a hit! It combines some of my favorite ingredients with a tangy sweet and sour kind of dressing that will pleasantly surprise you. Not to mention it just looks beautiful and colorful :)

It can also a meal in itself, as it contains all sorts of good nutrients. Spinach is rich in calcium, folic acid, iron, magnesium, different vitamins... 
Pomegranate, blueberries and strawberries are rich in antioxidants. Avocado contains healthy oils, as well as pistachios, which also contain protein. 


Without further due, here is the simple recipe. You can always add more of one ingredient, according to your taste:

2 bags of organic spinach
1 cup pomegranate seeds
1 cup fresh blueberries
1/2 cup non salted pistachios, shelled
1/2 purple onion
1 avocado

dressing:
1 cup strawberries
1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp dijon mustard
1 orange, juice
10 mint leaves
2tbsp agave syrup
salt and pepper
Put everything in the blender and pour over the salad. Mix, serve and enjoy!



En Francais:
2 paquets d'epinards frais, ou deux ou trois bottes d'epinards frais
1 tasse de graines de grenadine
1 tasse de myrtilles
1/2 tasse de pistaches, non salees
1/2 oignon rouge
1 avocat

Sauce:
1 tasse de fraises
1/4 tasse de vinaigre balsamique
1/4 tasse d'huile d'olive
1 cs de moutarde de dijon
le jus d'une orange
10 feuilles de menthe
2cs de sirop d'agave 
sel et poivre selon gout
Reduire tous les ingredients en puree dans le mixer et repandre sur la salade. Melanger et servir. Bon Appetit!

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